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Healthy NewsWorks has distributed hundreds of copies of its 2021 book
October 6, 2021
Gotwals Healthy Press reporters display their copies of the Healthy NewsWorks 2021 book, which they helped to write and illustrate. With them, from left, are Gotwals Principal Jeannette Fernandez and third grade teacher, Katie Ogoussan, who has led the Healthy Press for 10 years.

October 2021 … Students, teachers, and schools have received nearly 500 copies of Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2021: Doing the Undoable in a Pandemic.  Copies were mailed and delivered with the start of fall classes.

The 10th edition of Healthy NewsWorks’ annual book focuses on how kids, their schools, and the community navigated the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The book is divided into three parts: a compilation diary from nearly three dozen students; interviews with community members, ranging from frontline workers to athletes and artists; and students’ reflections about their hopes and dreams. The book can be viewed online

“One goal for the book is that teachers will use it to talk about the pandemic with their students and encourage kids to contribute more writing and illustrations to their school health newspapers and our By Kids For Kids web platform,” said Marian Uhlman, Healthy NewsWorks’ executive director.  

The book project and its distribution have been made possible from generous donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations. To see our 2020-21 contributors, please click here

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Since 2003, Healthy NewsWorks has been empowering elementary and middle school students to become researchers, writers, and confident communicators who advance health understanding and literacy through their factual publications and digital media.