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Students Publish Books, Celebrate Literacy

BRENTWOOD, Tenn.- Students at a Williamson County elementary school celebrated reading through a project that made them published authors.

Students at Crockett Elementary School in Brentwood recently received copies of books.

"I love to open up boxes of books," said library media specialist Julia Andrews during a special presentation. "When I opened up the boxes with your books, that you wrote and published, I've never opened a box of books before that meant more to me than that."

It's a program that involved students, teachers and a book publisher company.

And every student who wrote or contributed to a book was not only awarded with recognition, but also with a sense of accomplishment.

"As a teacher, I believe that if you can read, you can write and if you can write, you can read. I think those are the skills that we must teach to our students," Andrews said.

Student Niko Amitrano contributed to the "ABC Book of Science." He said being an author wasn't easy.

"You have to look up all this stuff on the Internet and it can take awhile because the computer can like pick certain words for you and it can jump on your last nerve," Niko said.

"We had a ton of fun with it because we didn't only just write it, we got to learn a whole bunch of new things," said another student.

The project was created to encourage the students to increase their love of reading and writing and it looks like it worked.

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