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WeWrite Launches Book Series By Kids for Kids
Santa Cruz, CA, April 10, 2009 — Community leaders are partnering with children to develop a book series for kids, beginning with the topic of moving—a concern not only to children, but to seniors, and even pets. The book, We’re All Moving!—co-authored by WeWrite Kids—will explore questions about how alien kids, their grandfolks and a pet creature will adapt, following a move from Jupiter to their home on Earth.
The first of two book-writing sessions will be hosted by AIM Mail and Print Center of Los Gatos, Saturday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Nine-year old Luke Lenhart, also of Los Gatos, will be part of a small group of children, who will brainstorm and act out parts of the story. At the same time this animated creativity is happening, Illinois artist Troy Freeman will sketch as videographer Dave Waters (AIM Mail Center), and photographer Peter Luong (Peter L Photography) capture the action. In addition, musician David Lanoue will add a new dimension and help the co-authors create a song to accompany the book. They will also create a read-along CD version of the story.
The second session is on Sunday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., during the Boomer/Senior Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara. After a review and edit of their story, the co-authors will experience more of the publishing process and work on their song.
At a time when school programs are being stripped down, WeWrite offers a unique learning experience, including the benefit that comes from having written a book. Delores Palmer, president of WeWrite, sums it up. “The kids have fun and get excited because it turns what could be drudgery into action. It seems that with our WeWrite concept and process, the stories and possibilities are endless.”
The excitement is shared by many, including Los Gatos Mayor Mike Wasserman, who states his appreciation: “Thank you for involving our community and young people!” Paul Yeadon, president of AIM Mail and Print Center is also convinced. “This kind of activity is an investment. My parents taught me about common sense. When we put a little effort up front, it’s a huge payoff for everyone. I wish I had this opportunity when I was a kid.”
“We are very excited about this project, ” adds Barney Bricmont, president of SchoolsPlus. “This is an amazing opportunity to unite our passion about literacy and educating children. We are proud to partner with WeWrite to bring this concept to communities everywhere.”
FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THE BOOMER SENIOR EXPO, see http://www.boomerseniorshow.com
WeWrite LLC, an acknowledged leader in kid-to-kid literature since 1993, specializes in publishing books by kids for kids. Over 50 group-authored books have been created within book-writing workshops, with an illustrator sketching while children share their kid-wisdom with the world. “Empowering children as they imagine, tackle solutions, then write a book for other children (and their adults) is one of the most exciting things I can imagine,” said Delores Palmer, president of WeWrite LLC. For more info, visit www.wewrite.net
SchoolsPlus, a 501(c)3 organization, founded in Santa Cruz, California 25 years ago awards funds to teachers for creative and innovative classroom projects. These funds enable teachers to update and tailor their curriculum to meet the needs of students, experiment with new methods of teaching, and create special projects and programs. http://www.schoolsplus.us or contact Barney Bricmont at (831) 476-0504.