DCSD Seventh-Grader Publishes Book

DCSD Seventh-Grader Publishes Book
Posted on 08/31/2021
Cover of Ride, the book

When Reagan Seewald was a sixth-grader at DCSD's Rock Ridge Elementary School, she accomplished a very big goal she set for herself.

It was her Advanced Learning Placement (ALP) goal to publish her first book at 12-years-old. Reagan did just that -- and more. She wrote, illustrated, and published her book.

Reagan wrote her own story about twelve-year-old Mia Greenwood who had lived in one house in Tampa, Florida all of her life. But suddenly, her family of five is moving to a ranch in Lansing City, Michigan. She has never had to make new friends. Mia makes one at school, but she also finds another special friend at home. It is with this friend whom she faces challenges, experiences fun, and takes part in a dangerous adventure.

Reagan lives in Colorado but hopes to someday move back to Wisconsin where she was born. She enjoys drawing, painting, and writing. When she's not in school, she is spending time with her friends, dancing, or riding horses. Her favorite school subjects are reading and writing, but she really enjoys any kind of learning.

Congratulations to Reagan, now a seventh-grader at Mesa Middle School, for writing a wonderful story that embraces compassion for big changes in life. What an inspiration!

"Ride" by Reagan Seewald is available on Amazon.

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