Four newcomer students from Kildonan-East Collegiate will get to see their dual-language picture books published thanks to their teacher Vanessa Romans.
The grades 10–12 students are all studying English as an additional language (EAL) and completed a unit on short stories. Now, they're in the process of writing their own stories based on the theme of "home," and creating a picture book in both English and their mother tongue (languages such as Arabic, Punjabi and Tigrinya). The theme brought to light memories of love, loss, self-discovery and dreams. They're drawing the pictures for the books, as well.
If anyone would like a PDF copy of the books when they're completed or would like to purchase a hard copy (proceeds will be donated to one of KEC's charitable causes), contact Vanessa Romans at Kildonan-East Collegiate, 204.667.2960.