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Two Fifth Grade Center Students Published in Grannie Annie

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Two students from the Ladue Schools Fifth Grade Center, Jackson DiBlasi and Camila Isai del Cid, will be honored by The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration with publication of their historical family stories. Students who participate in The Grannie Annie write a story from their family history, based upon information they gather by interviewing an older relative.   Grannie Annie, Vol. 10, will be released in May, and will include Jackson DiBlasi’s The Union Visit and Camila Isai del Cid’s The Land.

Following is the full news release from The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration:

St. Louis, Mo., April 20, 2015 — Two students from Ladue Fifth Grade Center will be honored by The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration with publication of their historical family stories. Students who participate in The Grannie Annie write a story from their family history, based upon information they gather by interviewing an older relative. Authors are also invited to submit illustrations with their stories. Authors from Ladue Fifth Grade Center whose stories will be published in “Grannie Annie, Vol. 10,” to be released in May, are Jackson DiBlasi, “The Union Visit”; and Camila Isai del Cid, “The Land.”

The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation based in St. Louis, Missouri. “Grannie Annie, Vol. 10,” to be published in a paperback edition and a PDF edition, will include thirty-five stories written by fourth- through eighth-graders from across the United States. The stories, which will also be published on The Grannie Annie’s website, describe events in fifteen different countries, dating back to 1861.”We’d love for everyone to involve young people in The Grannie Annie,” said Executive Director Connie McIntyre. “Together we can support and encourage students’ work in literacy and art, share history that’s personal and relevant, and strengthen relationships in our families and communities.”

The published authors have been invited to read their family stories and sign books at The Grannie Annie Book Signing Celebration on Sunday, June 7, at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis, at 2:00 p.m. Following the Book Signing Celebration, illustrations and excerpts from “Grannie Annie, Vol. 10” will be exhibited at several locations in St. Louis, including the Samuel C. Sachs Branch of the St. Louis County Library, from June 16 to August 15, and the Carpenter Branch of the St. Louis Public Library, during the month of September.

Complete details about The Grannie Annie can be found at www.TheGrannieAnnie.org. Stories to be considered for publication in “Grannie Annie, Vol. 11” must be submitted by February 1, 2016.

Financial assistance for The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration 2014/2015 has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council (a state agency) and by the Regional Arts Commission.