"But what I also know is that writing allows students to explore and reveal how they view life based on their frames of references.
There is no common theme in the Diverse Stories: From the Imaginations of Sixth Graders because the students were allowed to write about whatever they wanted. How refreshing! The stories are equally as unique as the individual writers: some melancholy, some funny, some breathtaking, all fantastic."
-Mary B. Morrison, bestselling author of Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This
This charming collection of short stories shares the talents of Lou Richie's sixth grade students from St. Lawrence O'Toole School in Oakland, California. Diverse Stories: From the Imaginations of Sixth Graders was developed as a class project when Richie requested that each student write a short story. Impressed by their creativity and imagination, Richie sought to share their stories with the world.
He approached bestselling author Mary B. Morrison about the project, and Morrison offered to fully sponsor the publication of their stories. Through the combined efforts of the students, Morrison, and Richie, Diverse Stories: From the Imaginations of Sixth Graders was born.