Local Author Collaborates with Hearst Elementary on What Jackie (Robinson) and Pee Wee (Reese) Mean to Me
Hearst Elementary School School hosted a news conference and book release party on Thursday, June 20.
The news conference unveiled a collaboration between Hearst third grade Language Arts classes and a D.C. education consultant to produce a first-of-its-kind illustrated book of essays, What Jackie and Pee Wee Mean to Me, about baseball giants and humanitarians Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese, players for the history-making Brooklyn Dodgers during the 1940s and 1950s.
The 3-month literacy project allowed the students to grow as readers, writers, and thinkers, and made the idea of becoming an author real. Impressively, several of the children have become little encyclopedias on Robinson, Reese, and the times in which they lived.
Dr. Deborah Bergeron, Hearst Elementary School Principal, Marni Barron, Hearst Elementary Language Arts Teacher, Gene Atley, Hearst Elementary 3rd Grade Teacher, 37 3rd Graders, Caroline Brewer, Education Consultant, Madeleine Long, Education Consultant