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Students Write, Publish Stories of “Transitions”

Silver Spring International MS students work with local artist Arturo Ho on their book, Transitions.

A class of eighth graders in a Lights, Camera, Media Literacy class at Silver Spring International Middle School has written, illustrated, published and is selling a book of stories on Amazon.


The book, Transitions, is a collection of original stories based on life experiences and is themed around coping with transitions. The book offers tales of divorce, therapy, making new friends, having the courage to follow your dreams, coping with the death of a loved one, and adjusting to new environments. They are stories of courage and inspiration.

Already, 69 copies have sold.

The class is part of the Lights, Camera, Literacy! program. The book was funded in part through a mini-grant from the school’s PTSA, which brought in local community artist, Arturo Ho, to work with the students on their illustrations. The book is priced at $15.

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Last Updated: 2/7/2012