Rio Grande Stories

"When the principal at a school in Santa Fe, New Mexico, announces that she wants to buy a sculpture for the front lawn 'that will symbolize how the Rio Grande — both the school and the river it's named for — brings us together,' she challenges the students to discover creative ways to contribute. The seventh-grade Heritage Project participants decide that each of them will write a chapter for a book, which they will then sell to relatives and to the community. Their efforts are presented after an introductory chapter on each student, which describes the inspiration for what he or she writes about and tells a story in itself, highlighting the variety of cultures represented." — School Library Journal

Age Level: Middle Grade (9-14)