Four fifth graders at The College School have had their historical family stories selected for publication in Grannie Annie, Vol. 13, by The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration. Volume 13 will be published as a paperback book, an eBook, and a PDF book. In addition, the stories in Volume 13 will be posted on The Grannie Annie’s website and shared in social media throughout the year.
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in St. Louis, The Grannie Annie invites students in U.S. grades 4 through 8, and homeschooled and international students of comparable ages, to write about something interesting they discover from their family’s history based on their interviews with older relatives.
Authors from The College School, and the titles of their stories that will appear in Grannie Annie, Vol. 13, are Taylor L., “The No Good Terrible Very Bad Day”; Aidan M., “Bloody Hill”; Ella M., “Candy Thieves”; and Ivy S., “Let Us Not Forget.”
The thirty-six stories in Grannie Annie, Vol. 13, represent the 528 submissions received this year from young authors in eight states. The published stories, which took place in eleven countries on four continents over a span of 136 years, include personal accounts of historic events as well as vivid recollections of everyday activities.
All students who submitted stories or illustrations for Grannie Annie, Vol. 13, will be honored at The Grannie Annie’s Family Stories Festival at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 3. In addition to published authors reading their stories, and published artists reading an artist’s statement about their illustrations, the festival will include a book signing, an art exhibit, a display of special class projects, and more. The public is cordially invited to attend.
Complete details about The Grannie Annie, as well as all of the stories published throughout the years, can be found at www.TheGrannieAnnie.org.