Syracuse Latin Students Publish Book; Proceeds Benefit Charity
Published on 8/3/17
District News Syracuse Latin
Students in Ms. Bassette’s class at Syracuse Latin worked with local author and radio personality Mark Eischen and his organization Boundless Books this summer to write and publish their own book, “Max’s Dream to Save the Team.”
The book, about a T-Rex named Max, tells the story of Max’s dream to play basketball, his challenges and how he ultimately overcomes those challenges to achieve success in a different way than he had planned. With Mr. Eischen, students worked together to brainstorm ideas for the plot, including selecting words that rhyme. Then, they each showed their creativity as they illustrated their own page of the book.
“People should buy our book because it has lots of colors,” third grader Aniyrah Harris said. “And it has problems and details and solutions! I didn’t know I could draw like this, but I’m going to write my own book at home now!”
The published book is available for purchase on Amazon.com. Students wanted their project to help other kids, too, so they voted to donate all proceeds from book sales to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York. They are also hoping to mail copies of the book to a school in Ghana.
“We’re going to send our books to a school in Africa and I think it will help them read a lot,” classmate Jessica Subedi said.
Great work, Syracuse Latin scholars!