Since the launch of Dark Enough to See the Stars in a Jamestown Sky, Connie Lapallo has
been invited to speak more than 400 times at historical societies,
conferences, civic groups, book clubs, libraries, churches, colleges,
public schools, private schools, and home schools. Her presentations are
historically accurate and dynamic. Without notes, Connie tells you the
story of the trials of these early women and children.
While she has a degree in finance from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the
University of Georgia, Connie Lapallo’s first loves have always been
writing, teaching, and history.
She was first professionally published at 16 as a youth reporter
for the Richmond News Leader (now merged with the Times-Dispatch.)
Her time as a tour guide at
Berkeley Plantation proved to be good preparation for her future work as
a speaker and storyteller.
Dark Enough to
See the Stars in a Jamestown Sky
is an excellent tool to help upper middle schoolers, high schoolers (or
anyone) learn more about:
the reasons for English exploration of the New World and the climate in
England at that time.
the political leaders involved in early Jamestown
the leaders are portrayed as human beings and their personalities are
kept as true as possible to what period documents suggest.
the uncertain politics and how close Jamestown came to being yet another
failed English colony.
the culture, setting, and daily life of the Jamestown adventurers.
the role of women and children in the early days of the colony of
the reasons why the Starving Time occurred. Could it have been
shipboard life during this time.