Transitions: Now Available on Amazon!

January 8th, 2012

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Our children’s book is all done and now available on Amazon.com for $15.00. The book is a collection of seven original children’s stories all based on true life experiences. The theme of the book is transitions, so all the stories have something to do with an important transitional period. For example, one group created a story about  a character, Ned the Noodle, who experiences his parents getting a divorce. All the kids in this group have experienced this themselves.

Another group created a story inspired by their experiences of immigrating to the US. The stories went through a series of revisions until they were just right. The students edited their stories very carefully because they knew they were going to be published.

Through a mini-grant from our school PTSA and money we raise each year at our annual film festival, we were able to bring in local community artist, Arturo Ho, to work directly with the students on their illustrations. Arturo did an excellent job helping the students fine tune their illustrations. It was a real pleasure working with him.

This was a tough project but everyone seems happy with the way it all turned out.

2 Responses to “Transitions: Now Available on Amazon!”

  1. 1 Connor Smith (Alumni)
    January 26th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Man, why are you only getting sweet things done after i leave?

  2. 2 mrmayo
    January 26th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Hey Connor!

    Are you kidding? Your stop-motion film from last year is still being played a few times a day by my current students:
    http://lclprod.wordpress.com/2011/06/15/cant-let-you-go/

    And we actually watched Five Star recently for part of our mid-term exam.

    Hope high school is going well for you. Keep in touch.

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