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Publication of Family Stories Written by Young People 

The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration invites students in U.S. grades 4 through 8, and homeschooled and international students 9 through 14 years of age, to interview their family storykeepers and write a story about something they discover from their family's history. When the stories are brought to life in written form, they can be shared with others and preserved for future generations. Each year selected stories are published in a new volume of Grannie Annie -- so students have a chance to become published authors!

Complete details, including guidelines and the required submission form, are available at There is no submission fee, and the annual submission deadline is February 1. The Grannie Annie website also includes resources to help with the writing and submission process and to enrich the Grannie Annie experience for everyone involved.

Before students write their stories, it would be helpful for them to read stories that The Grannie Annie has already published. The stories are entertaining, inspiring, and thought-provoking. They bring history to life, giving vivid personal accounts of life in the "good old days" and often providing an insider's perspective on historic events. Having taken place on six continents over a span of nearly 400 years, the stories connect readers with people from different places and different times. In addition, stories in the Grannie Annie collections are indexed so that readers can easily find those on particular topics. This makes it easy to enrich curriculum with personal family stories.

The Grannie Annie collections make wonderful gifts for relatives, students, teachers, librarians -- almost anyone on your gift list!


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