Melanie is in 8th grade at Ochoa Middle School.

“There is more to writing a story than writing skills: you need imagination and creativity. The process of writing a story is long and difficult.

This book is about Leticia. I choose her as my subject because she has been there for me since the day I was born. The steps I took to make this book were an interview, ideas, gathering items to photograph that fit with the subject’s information, and peer editing. What I learned from writing a book is that writing a book is not easy.” – Melanie