Earlier this year, Jackie Kelly’s sixth-grade English class at Middlesex Middle school embarked on an ambitious biography project. Each student read a biography and then wrote and illustrated a children’s book based on the biography. At the end of March, the sixth-graders visited second-graders at Holmes School and shared their books. And now through June 4th, the books will be on display and available to read right here in the Children’s Library!
“This was a little assignment that grew into something big.” Ms. Kelly said recently. “The students were very excited about the concept and the enthusiasm was contagious. The Children’s Book Project was a huge success and they should be very proud of their efforts.”
Gretchen Caserotti, Head of Children’s Services at Darien Library admired the books, exclaiming “These sixth-graders wrote and published their own books; it’s a perfect fit to have their work displayed and available to read in a library setting! Darien Library is very happy to be able to participate in this way.”
Click below for a video display of some of the stories now on display!