Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Young Authors at LA's Best

Card made by Young Authors at Knox School
I recently visited three schools in Los Angeles to talk to children in the Young Authors Club program which is part of the LA's Best after school enrichment program.  Through the year, the children are learning about writing and illustrating and making their own books.  It was a delight to talk with them and share my creative process and to have them share their writing projects with me.

I Am Strong by student at Wilshire Crest School

The students begin by making books about themselves.  Of course, this guarantees that everyone has plenty to write about and that each book will be original!  Some of their titles included I Am Strong, I Am Pretty, I Am Mommy's Girl, I Am Happy and I Am Smart.  And every one had wonderful original illustrations too!

The author visits to LA's Best Young Authors clubs are funded by Target and coordinated through California Readers.

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