Memoir. Personal history. Autobiography.

Students at Rattlesnake Elementary School have not only written their life’s stories – they have had them illustrated, printed and bound into books.

The book designs and illustrations were provided by Sentinel High School students thanks to a partnership between the two schools.

And what did the students think of this collaborative process?

“I thought he did a great job,” said Rattlesnake student Jayden McDonald of the illustrations provided by Sentinel student Austin Finley. “I thought he really listened to my story, and really understood the personality of my dragon.”

Dragon? Sounds like some of these tiny auteurs may have taken a little creative license.

Photo by LINDA THOMPSON

Photo by LINDA THOMPSON