Read After Burning is the third book from the KIPP Scribes, students at KIPP STRIVE Academy, an APS charter school in southwest Atlanta.
This year, the Wren's Nest paired 17 5th, 6th, and 7th graders with professional writers to work 1-on-1. In the previous two years, the students have explored the storytelling possibilities of creative nonfiction by recording the story of a significant adult in each of their lives. This year, we went in a new direction and wrote historical fiction.
Each story is as unique as its author, but all of the stories are threaded together by one commonality: they are all set in Atlanta. Read After Burning bears testament to a new generation of storytellers in our great city.