Making It Home Again: Our Return in Words in Pictures

Five students of Sophie B. Wright Charter Middle School wrote and illustrated this book during an after school New Orleans Outreach class in the spring of 2006. The students wrote the book to tell their story of coming back home to New Orleans. It includes their personal coming home stories as well as poems about New Orleans, drawings of houses in the city and self-portraits. \r\nThe book project originated through a partnership between Young Artist Young Aspirations (YAYA) and The Neighborhood Story Project. Abram Himelstein taught the writing portion of the class, while Jessie Perlik helped teach the students the art techniques they utilized to create their book.\r\n


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