Yesterday at the Decatur Book Festival we had the privilege of being regaled with historical fiction tales from some of Atlanta's most enthusiastic emerging authors, the KIPP Scribes. Together with the Wren's Nest, this group of 17 5th, 6th and 7th grade students from KIPP STRIVE Academy released their latest book, Read After Burning, post Civil War stories set in Atlanta. And wow, can this crew captivate a crowd! To see the excitement in the students' bright eyes as they introduced themselves to me as published authors and hear their animated voices as their written words came to life was magnificent. It was so wonderful to be there to capture this event!
(And I can't wait to read more of these stories!)
Thanks for a great afternoon, KIPP Scribes! I can't wait to see how you all will continue to affect the literary scene in Atlanta!
If you're interested in diving into these stories as well, the Wren's Nest shop should have it online soon!