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I Am Texas: Kids making history as big as Texas

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 2/18/2022

Get your students involved with an awesome opportunity to be included in Meltzer’s and Eliopoulos’ Ordinary People Change the World series by submitting a story today!

From East Texas to West Texas and everywhere in between, the state has a rich diversity and strong culture. Together, iWRITE Organization, the Bryan Museum, and New York Times best-selling author and illustrator team Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos are hoping to capture this alongside a Guinness World Record title! Along with the official sponsor Phillips 66, the group is hoping to create the largest book in the world for kids by kids: a book 7 feet tall and titled I Am Texas

This book will tell the stories of 1,000 third through 12th grade students through illustrations, poetry, and narratives, shining a light on the next generation’s perspective on the story of Texas. The final publication will be displayed permanently at the Bryan Museum in Houston. 

Students even have the chance to win up to $2,000 in award money, a four-year scholarship to Schreiner University, and the opportunity to walk the red carpet at the book’s Nov. 5 launch in Houston. The submission deadline for stories is March 2. Learn more about this opportunity and how to get your students involved