Don’t Forget That Day Debuts Saturday, September 4th — Join Us!

Written on August 18, 2010 at 4:36 pm, by Amelia

Big news: our first collaboration with the students of KIPP STRIVE Academy (aka the KIPP Scribes!) is officially off to the printers.  It’s really happening!

(The lovely cover, designed by none other than Lauren Lee at Lampe-Farley.)

For three months in the Spring and a little bit in the Summer, 17 generous professional writers donated their time to help improve the writing skills of 17 5th graders at our neighborhood charter school. Each student learned how to craft a story from a family member.

The resulting book of stories, Don’t Forget That Day, will debut to fanfare, trumpets, and fireworks* at the Decatur Book Festival this Labor Day Weekend. Pretty neat, right?

Neater still: we want you to be a part of it.  This entire process has been the result of collaboration and it would be silly to celebrate without everyone who helped us make this happen. That means you, internet friends.

We’ll be hosting a book launch party Saturday, September 4th from 11am – 12pm at Several Dancers Core on the Decatur Square.  You’re invited, as are your friends and anyone y’all want to impress.  There will be treats, excitement, and good vibes.  We can’t wait.

(A glimpse of the interior.  Stunning, no?)

And while this is a big deal to us, it is a HUGE deal to the students.  Please help us make this their special day.  The more folks there to revel in their awesome accomplishment, the better.  (Plus, this will likely be one of the last times they’ll be able to talk to their fans without being swarmed, so it behooves you to take advantage.)

We hope to see you there!  Any questions about the event?  Let us know in the comments. Thanks again to the Kim King Foundation for making this all possible.

Previously: Call for KIPP STRIVE Volunteers, The Program Begins, Halftime Report

*1/3 true.

5 Comments to Don’t Forget That Day Debuts Saturday, September 4th — Join Us!

  1. Vene Franco says:

    Can’t wait to see it in print! Congrats to all! (The little pic of the razor, scissors, and bits of hair made me smile.)

  2. Damon says:

    Looks great!

    I mentioned it on the Loosechange/Wonderoot site.

  3. Melanie Wofford says:

    This piece of work is the manifestation of the greatness that results from genius and collaboration! The work of Kipp STRIVE, the work of students, parents and community organizers like myself are all made proud to see works of this kind. CONGRATS to the many brilliant young minds that are being trained through KIPP! CONGRATS TO THE PARENTS, TEACHERS and STAFF who burned the midnight oil and last and certainly not least CONGRATS TO THE GREAT YOUNG MINDS, who are setting the example for so many other youth arrow…waiting to be launched in the direction of their destiny….HATS OFF TO ALL INVOLVED….this is what the “GOODLIFE” is really all about…this is real wealth.

    Melanie D. Wofford/CHIC

  4. Benjy says:

    How was the book fair?!?!? Excited to hear about the debut!

  5. […] we’ll compile the stories together for a handsome publication. Finally, we’ll all have a party for the book’s debut at the Decatur Book […]

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