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Meanwhile, here are details about a special event Friday, March 22, 2013:
Back in September, we started a project to preserve and share stories of local WWII veterans. (To see pictures of our work along the way, click on the link at the left of this page.) By November we had self-published a book. You can check it out, and order a copy if you like, on the links below.
NOW:The Gratiot Community Foundation has awarded us a grant to purchase 30 copies of the book for Ithaca's 2nd graders. (In Michigan's history studies, local history is the focus of 2nd grade.) On Friday, March 22, Room 16's students went to South Elementary and make a short multi-media presentation to introduce the book to the 2nd graders. Several of the WWII veterans who are featured in the book joined us. ABC12 aired a segment about us that night, and The Morning Sun printed a front-page article on Saturday, March 23!
ORDER THE BOOK -- Gratiot County: We Were There in WWII
To get a hard copy, you need to visit the site www.viovio.com/shop/133528. You might need to open an account before it allows you to see the book. Once you have an account, you can choose the size you would like, as well as whether you want a hardcover or softcover version. We will not receive any profit from your purchase of this version. (If you would like to donate toward purchase of the "real" book for school and local libraries, feel free to buy an extra copy or simply send a small donation to Ithaca North Elementary, Room 16; 201 E. Arcada, Ithaca, MI 48847).
Click on the picture below for a direct link to the viovio.com site
| ||The version I ordered was: 8.5x8.5 Imagewrap Hardcover (express Photo Silk Paper.) The cost was $29.99 before shipping. I was pleased with the true "book" that I got!!|
If you prefer to see an electronic version, we are in the Kindle store on Amazon.com ! 70% of each $5 purchase price will be our royalty. All royalties will go toward purchasing hard copies of the book . . . to donate!
As the "editor-in-chief" I wasn't able to make the electronic version come out exactly as I wanted. None of the decorative elements students selected for their pages in the "real" book were supported in the electronic version. I was also a bit frustrated that I couldn't get the spacing of text to go right next to the photographs. However, all of the photographs and text