The Diary of Laura
Perspectives on a Reggio Emilia Diary
Carolyn Edwards, Carlina Rinaldi, Editors
Redleaf Press 2008, 142 pp.
First published in Italy in 1983, Story of Laura is a well-known diary that details a young child's growth and milestones during her time in an infant-toddler program in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Through the authoritative and knowledgeable voices of Carolyn Edwards and Carlina Rinaldi, The Diary of Laura presents a powerful tool of observation, reflection, and professional development for educators. This beautiful book includes affectionate teacher-written notes and photographs that document and encourage Laura's development in the early childhood setting.