Standing Up and Speaking Out

by Jenna Danoy, Social Media Marketing Intern

Last Monday, we visited PS 76’s fourth graders in Class 401. We had a blast!

These students worked with author Andrea Davis Pinkney. They read her book Sit In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down, and then, with her help, wrote their own persuasive essays on topics of their choosing. They wrote about all kinds of things – from the quality of school lunches, to gun violence in America.

Their essays were then anthologized in their very own book, Say It Loud and Proud: Stand Up for What You Believe.

After proudly reading their statements to their classmates, the students all got to enjoy some cookies and have some fun! It was a really great day!

You can see more photos from their event here.



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