New Book Celebration!

On Friday, class 802 from JHS 113 in East Harlem, were surprised to find an ecopy of their newly published book of autobiographical poetry Where 802 is From up on the smartboard. The surprise book party, complete with cookies and juice, was a great time for all; the students took some time browsing through the copy on our website, but were most excited to have physical books with the poems they so carefully crafted.

The authors each took a turn getting up and reading their pieces, “I am from” poems inspired by George Ella Lyon’s version which author/poet Tony Medina  introduced during his workshop. A math teacher said she was so inspired by the students’ poetry that she grabbed a napkin and wrote her own “I am from” poem on the spot!

Congratulations again to class 802 on publishing their first book!

Advertisements

One thought on “New Book Celebration!

  1. Pingback: Looking for volunteer opportunities? – Behind the Book

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s