Big news: our first collaboration with the students of KIPP STRIVE Academy (aka the KIPP Scribes!) is officially off to the printers. It’s really happening!
(The lovely cover, designed by none other than Lauren Lee at Lampe-Farley.)
For three months in the Spring and a little bit in the Summer, 17 generous professional writers donated their time to help improve the writing skills of 17 5th graders at our neighborhood charter school. Each student learned how to craft a story from a family member.
The resulting book of stories, Don’t Forget That Day, will debut to fanfare, trumpets, and fireworks* at the Decatur Book Festival this Labor Day Weekend. Pretty neat, right?
Neater still: we want you to be a part of it. This entire process has been the result of collaboration and it would be silly to celebrate without everyone who helped us make this happen. That means you, internet friends.
We’ll be hosting a book launch party Saturday, September 4th from 11am – 12pm at Several Dancers Core on the Decatur Square. You’re invited, as are your friends and anyone y’all want to impress. There will be treats, excitement, and good vibes. We can’t wait.
(A glimpse of the interior. Stunning, no?)
And while this is a big deal to us, it is a HUGE deal to the students. Please help us make this their special day. The more folks there to revel in their awesome accomplishment, the better. (Plus, this will likely be one of the last times they’ll be able to talk to their fans without being swarmed, so it behooves you to take advantage.)
We hope to see you there! Any questions about the event? Let us know in the comments. Thanks again to the Kim King Foundation for making this all possible.