The International Montessori School in Auburn has announced “The Wonder of My World,” a collection of illustrated free form, acrostic, limerick, near rhyme and haiku poetry from nearly 50 students ages 3-14.

The idea of the book is to generate inspiration among young people so they can teach themselves how to create and to be confident in their abilities, according to a news release. The kid authors were fully involved during the production of the book, from writing to choosing the right title.

The school will hold a book signing for “The Wonder of My World” on Friday, Dec 20, from 9:45-11a.m. on the school premises.

The book is available for purchase on Amazon.

The 3-6-year-olds created a joint poem based on their outdoor exploration of fall. Then, they shared their insights in a classroom exercise and their exact words were recorded and then converted into a poem. The elementary and junior high students spent months writing poetry.

Also, an editor/compiler and parent worked on the project for months to make it a reality. The compiler, Latonya Dennis, consulted with the school and spent months teaching them about publishing and the business of marketing a book. Once the book was ready they released it as a 100 page 8×10 paperback book in 6 weeks. The school is the publisher on record.

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