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Mid City Students Are Telling World War II Stories with “A Book By Me” Founder

Mid City students (back), Teacher Librarian Cindy Blinkinsop (front left), and Sharon Taylor, Al Taylor's widow (front right).

Mid City High students are working with Deb Bowen, founder of the youth literacy project, “A Book By Me,” to make one of her books into a video, The One In Charge, which is about a World War II Vet named Al Taylor. What started as a mission to scribe the stories of Holocaust victims has evolved into accounts of various heroes and social justice fighters, with over 80 stories in the collection about Holocaust victims alone. Pictured: Mid City students (back), Teacher Librarian Cindy Blinkinsop (front left), and Sharon Taylor, Al Taylor’s widow (front right).