Thursday, August 17, 2006

The Family Tree

Introducing a wonderful way to get your children writing this year!

Got a great story in your family history? Did your great, great, great, grandmother live by the Susquehanna River in Central Pennsylvania and have her toddler taken by the Indians in a raid on her farm? Mine did - and it's an exciting story. Many people I've talked to recently have great stories in their past: stories of heroism and faith, stories of fortitude and triumph.

Hillside Education would like to publish a book of narratives of family histories written by students ages 18 and under.

We hope that students will be inspired to research a family story and write a compelling narrative of it. It can be a story from the country of their ancestry; it can be a story from the recent past; a story from a war; a story that shows the dearness of life and the beauty of family.

If we decide to include the story in our book, we will give the family a free copy of the book!

Please email us at for a handout with guidelines.

The deadline is December 6, 2006, the Feast of St. Nicholas.
Happy writing!