Secret Room Books / Visiting Artist
13th July 2013
The Police Athletic League NYC, Public School 8, Harlem, NYC
In this one-day course with students ranging 8-10 years old, Sonia introduced students at Public School 8 in Harlem to the power of making their own books. Using a story template, Sonia led students in a writing exercise to describe a walk through their dream house to a “secret room” of their own. Sonia then showed them a one-sheet simple folded structure called the “secret room” structure due to its hidden compartment for them to explore pacing and illustration of their narratives. At the end of class, students presented their books and read their stories. The students were also featured on a local news station sharing their experience and stories.