Tuesday, May 17, 2016

My 8th Grader Wrote an E-Book on Amazon!

One of my 8th graders, Emily, has written an e-book and published it for sale on Amazon for Kindle! 

Her parents e-mailed me with some background information on Emily's book:

Emily participated in a Passion Project unit (also commonly referred to as "Genius Hour," "20% Time," or "Innovation Hour") in her 8th grade language arts class. She decided that the topic of her project would be "How to Draw."  Emily spent countless hours researching different drawing techniques and coming up with the plan for her book. Her How to Draw book is a compilation of what she believes are best practices for teaching a beginner how to draw and not be intimidated by art.

Emily has received rave reviews by her teachers and classmates, all encouraging her to publish the book. So, in continuing her research, she explored the legal side and process of publishing, which lead her to self-publish through Amazon.

Below is a link to Amazon where you can see her book. It is currently only available digitally either on a Kindle, or using the free Kindle app for phones, tablets, and computers. Word is that Emily is also planning on eventually publishing a paperback version!

Here is the link to Emily's book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FOUJVEQ

I am so proud and impressed with Emily's work on this book that I couldn't not share it! What an awesome way to apply school learning to real-life situations and experiences. 

- Mrs. L.

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