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South Bosque Students Named as Finalists in the 2019-2020 National Book Challenge

Waco, Texas, June 15, 2020 – Local educator, Ms. Williams, and her second-grade class at South Bosque Elementary have been announced as finalists in the 2019-2020 National Book Challenge hosted by Studentreasures Publishing. For this honor, the class will receive a $50 gift card, plus a published author certificate for each student. Each of the second-grade authors were recognized for their contributions to their book, “Something Beautiful,” which was published earlier this year through Studentreasures’ free publishing program.

Ms. Williams and her students created “Something Beautiful,” when they were inspired by things that make them happy. The second-grade authors put forth their best effort, researching, writing about, and illustrating their favorite things, before they sent their completed pages to be published.

As a finalist in the one-and-only National Book Challenge, Ms. Williams’ classbook was selected from entries across the country and awarded as a Top 50 book based on its originality, creative storyline, and colorful illustrations. This nationwide contest was open to more than 57,565 books that were submitted to Studentreasures for free publishing this school year.
“At Studentreasures, we are fortunate to witness tremendous creativity and talent from classrooms around the country and all students who publish their own books. We especially congratulate Ms. Williams and her students for earning this unique achievement and completing a project that provides lasting memories and a one-of-akind keepsake,” said Chad Zimmerman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Studentreasures.

“Educators share that creating their own books through our fun and easy publishing program motivates students to write, inspires learning, and instills pride. Additionally, these students now have the honor of being recognized for creating one of the top student-published books in the country as part of our National Book Challenge.”
About The National Book Challenge

The National Book Challenge is part of Studentreasures’ free publishing program, which incorporates fun lesson plans, and is easy to enter. The contest provides an opportunity to win classroom grants, shine a
spotlight on students, create proud, published authors, and is open to any classroom that publishes a book through Studentreasures! For more details about the challenge and a complete list of winners, visit The National Book Challenge.
About Studentreasures Publishing

Named “best free school publishing program” Studentreasures has helped more than 500,000 teachers create exciting writing lessons and turn more than 15 million students into proud authors of their own beautiful hardbound books. For more than 25 years, the leading student publishing company has partnered with nearly 73,500 schools through its book publishing programs. With the goal of helping every child become a published author, the free program provides engaging, hands-on art and writing lessons – including online book publishing – in classrooms across the United States, Canada and Ireland. To meet proud authors, view sample books, and download lesson plans, visit Studentreasures’ Teacher’s Lounge.