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In our community: Fair Street first-graders celebrate published picture book with help of Brenau education majors
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Anita Button, right, a Brenau student, helps Antonia Mendoza read her story during the celebration for the Lucile’s Adventures Tigers Tales book. The book is a partnership between the Brenau University College of Education and Fair Street International Academy. - photo by AJ Reynolds/Brenau University

Brenau University early childhood education majors were the heroes at Fair Street International Academy in Gainesville on Friday, April 20.

Lisa McCoy, assistant professor in the College of Education, and her Brenau students helped first-graders at Fair Street publish “Tiger Tales,” a book full of their own stories and illustrations. The perfect-bound, hardcover publication is made possible annually through a partnership with Brenau.

Early childhood education majors worked with the first-grade students through the spring semester to compile the 2018 edition of “Tiger Tales,” which features Lucile the Tiger on a series of adventures.

A statue of a tiger named Lucile sits along the Green Street edge of Brenau’s Gainesville campus. It was dedicated in 2013 in honor of Lucile Townsend Pearce, who came to the college as a student in 1897 and remained as a guiding influence for the next half century.

Each Fair Street first-grader received a copy of the book to keep and was able to see their stories and pictures in print for the first time.

Information from Brenau University press release

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