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Proceeds of student-created book to benefit victims of Aurora theatre and Sandy Hook tragedies

PARKER – Following the the July 2012 Aurora theater and December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary mass shootings, the students at Parker’s Challenge to Excellence Charter School say they experienced a wave of emotions.The then sixth-grade students in Glenn Thompson’s class channeled those feelings into something tangible, the creation of a book filled with positive messages. 
“Colorado: A New Perspective” includes 71 pages with messages of hope, photographs and drawings by Thompson’s students.
After compiling the content, the students decided to publish their work, with the ultimate goal of sending proceeds and a few copies of their book to families of victims in both Aurora and Newtown.
“Colorado: A New Perspective” is a print-on-demand publication, which means it is not carried in stores but is printed upon order and mailed directly to the customer.
The book is available through several vendors, including:

November 14, 2013 | By rmbarber | Category:

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