Dana Lamers ’01 VanderLugt

Dana Lamers ’01 VanderLugt of Hudsonville, Michigan, participated in an on-stage conversation at Hope with emeritus English professor Jack Ridl on Thursday, Feb. 8, focused on her book Enemies in the Orchard: A World War 2 Novel in Verse. Geared toward middle-grade readers, the book recalls the use of German prisoners of war on farms in West Michigan during World War II. Dana is a former middle-school English teacher, and now works for Ottawa Intermediate School District as a secondary literacy consultant and part time in Hope’s education department supervising secondary student teachers.

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