Seven students who participated in writing workshops through the National Youth Foundation are presenting their original picture book biographies to Civil Rights icon Judge Nathaniel Jones and NBA Hall of Fame legend Oscar Robertson. The presentation will take place this Saturday, January 19, at the Cincinnati Public Library, 800 Vine Street, Downtown.
The book created by the Bond Hill students for Judge Jones is appropriately titled "Judge Jones." The students from Winton Hill titled their book about Robertson "Big O."
The National Youth Foundation works with educators and community leaders to identify students to participate in its Youth Writing Workshop. Students learn the process of working in teams to research, develop, write, edit, illustrate and publish an original book. All students involved earn a sense of pride and accomplishment from development and publication of their culturally enriching team book. The books are published in hard copy and donated to local public libraries.
"We are thrilled to be hosting this special event that celebrates students learning to write their own books," said Paula Brehm-Heeger, director of the Cincinnati Public Library. "One of the core missions of the library is childhood literacy, and what better way to inspire kids to read than by making them authors."