Spencerport kindergarteners become main characters of books

By on March 12, 2018

Students in the Spencerport Central School District celebrated the Love of Reading this year through a special, book-making project.

Spencerport High School seniors met with Munn Elementary School kindergartners last fall, then wrote and illustrated books with those kindergarteners as the main characters.

The official reveal and celebration took place on February 27, when the high school students from Sandi Ben-Dov’s English class and Lydia Prusik’s drawing and painting class read their final works to Dawn Hoadley’s kindergarteners. In addition, Anne Strang, the children’s services librarian at the Ogden Farmers’ Library, attended the celebration and presented “For the Love of Reading” Ogdecott Awards to the student-writers/illustrators in recognition for their outstanding books.

Those winners are: Gold: A Day at the Beach by Abby Spielman, illustrated by Lexi Jackson and Joey Gary; Ava the Heroic Princess by Madi Hoadley, illustrated by Natalie Dennison. Silver: Lost Lucy written and illustrated by Oksana Sushko; The Story of Liam by Andrew Cole, illustrated by Ariana Braccio. Honorable mention:  Life of Cody by JJ Jenkins, illustrated by Milo Rodgers; Ryan by Josh Scholze, illustrated by Lauren D’Allesandro.

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Lexi Jackson, Sofia Goodwin and Abby Spielman. Provided photo

Lexi Jackson, Sofia Goodwin and Abby Spielman. Provided photo

Natalie Dennison, Ava Coleman and Madi Hoadley for Ava the Heroic Princess. Provided photo

Natalie Dennison, Ava Coleman and Madi Hoadley for Ava the Heroic Princess. Provided photo

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