Allison Cleaver and Eva Cook, students in the Warren County Public Schools 212° Academy, have been selected as the winners of the SOKY Book Fest – 212° Academy 2017 Young Writers contest.
Allison Cleaver is a 6th grader at Jody Richards Elementary School. She is the daughter of Kevin and Terri Cleaver. Allison’s historical fiction book is entitled My World in Two. In it, Catherine is a nine year old girl, who lives in Adams County, Pennsylvania. Her family was very wealthy, until the beginning of the Civil War, and now everything has changed. Her dad and oldest brother William, were recruited to join the army. Now, Catherine's family is very poor, and they have to survive the war. Catherine is very scared. The Civil War has come to her town, Gettysburg. Catherine learns that she has to love when times are hard, and that she must always be there for her friends and family.
Eva Cook is a 6th grader at Alvaton Elementary. She is the daughter of Ryan and Amelia Cook. Eva’s historical fiction book is entitled Dreams Go Down in History #1 Tea for Two. In her book, it was another bad day in The Big Apple for Emily. Homework, school, dinner, and an art project. Emma didn't help the situation at all. Jesse was all that she could think about. He was the person that made her day everyday. Who knew that all of this drama would lead to a dream of a lifetime.
SOKY Book Fest is one of the premier literary events in the state of Kentucky, drawing thousands of readers to meet their favorite authors and attend writing workshops. Children’s Day at Book Fest, which features dozens of popular children’s authors from around the country, will be held on Friday, April 21, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at WKU’s Knicely Conference Center.