Genius Patch’s youth authors, also known as Junior Storytellers, are gearing up for March Reading Month with their newly published books through the organization’s Junior Storyteller Program. In the program, children in grades 3-8 work in a collaborative environment to learn the creative story writing process by a published children’s author. From their learnings, they then create a single story, which is then professionally illustrated and printed. The youth authors get a copy of the book with their name printed alongside their peers. However, the impact increases exponentially when their books are donated to and purchased for other children to enjoy.
“Our youth authors, or Junior Storytellers as we call them, are agents of change for literacy as they get other children excited about literacy with their work.” says Genius Patch founder and published children’s author “Mrs. Ashlee” Chesny.