Young Authors event grooms good readers, thinkers and doers

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April 22, 2014 - 12:00 AM

It’s always a challenge to differentiate between sentimental and valuable  “stuff.” The passage of time usually helps. 

In this journalist’s basement remain crudely bound “books” created by her children through the Young Authors project more than 20 years ago when they were students in Holland, Mich. 

The program was a highlight of the school year, making the children feel they were in league with their favorite authors and illustrators. Getting to meet each year’s honorees was a special privilege, almost as good as rubbing shoulders with any movie star or pop idol. 

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