A student reads a book.

Local second-graders publish book with the help of education majors

A student receives a book.Second-graders at Riverbend Elementary School were able to see all of their hard work come together in April when they were presented with Look Who Changed the World, Lucile!: Tiger Tales from Riverbend Elementary, a perfect-bound, hardcover book filled with their illustrations and short stories. Publication of the book was made possible by generous contributions from the Clipper Petroleum Foundation and the Georgia Wireless Association.

Brenau education majors have worked with local elementary schools on this project for years, but this marked the second time assistant professor Lisa McCoy’s class helped students in Misty Clark’s second-grade class with the publication.

McCoy says her hope is the students will keep writing.

“I think the biggest benefit for the second-graders was to see that what they do is important and that people do notice,” Clark says. “Even as a child, they can publish books. They can be whatever they set their minds to.”

Students stand with their books.Clark picked the theme for this year’s book and students wrote stories that included influential people such as Martin Luther King Jr., Harriet Tubman, George Washington and Jane Addams.

Brenau senior Jazmin Decker, fashion merchandising major and graphic design intern in the Office of Marketing & Communications, helped design the cover of this year’s book.

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