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Illustrators selected for Grannie Annie

Ten students who studied art in west St. Louis County had illustrations selected for publication in “Grannie Annie, Vol. 14,” released in June by The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration.  

Five of the published students created illustrations in classes at Art Unleashed, a nonprofit based in Chesterfield. Those students are Noah Palmer, who illustrated “An Unforgettable Journey on the Island”; Bella Patino, who illustrated “A Christmas Miracle”; Evan Yang, who illustrated  “Just One Light”; Kylie Taliaferro, who illustrated “The Twins and a Chili Pepper”; and Emma Holmer, who illustrated “Forty-Eight Years.”

Four of the artists are students at Living Water Academy in Wildwood: Nathan Little, who illustrated “Life or Candy?”; Carissa Mitchell, who illustrated “My Father’s Game of Dreams”; Nautica Fowle, who illustrated “His Name Was Alfie”; and David Evans, who illustrated “The Window.”

The final illustrator is Devyn Shelton of Crestview Middle who illustrated “The Lucky Baby.” This is the third consecutive year that Shelton had an illustration selected for publication by The Grannie Annie, and the second time her illustration was selected as cover art. 

A nonprofit based in St. Louis, The Grannie Annie invites students in U.S. grades 4 through 8, including homeschooled and international students of comparable ages, to write about family history based on interviews with older relatives. Authors also are invited to submit illustrations to accompany stories. After stories for publication have been selected, additional illustrations drawn by students in grades 4 through 8 are solicited through art teachers. 

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