FAQs About Where We Begin
Who wrote the stories?
The stories were written by the students of Laura Wheeler Waring Elementary School in Philadelphia, PA. The students participated in a workshop led by Chantal Jauvin for a period of 8 weeks. They learned to develop characters, create scenes and write dialogue. Although Chantal edited their work, the stories are theirs.
The artwork included in the book is also the work of students attending the same school. Mike Storm, their art teacher, inspired them to express themselves through drawings.
Who gets the profits from the sale of the book?
All profits from the sale of the book are being donated to Laura Wheeler Waring Elementary school to support activities for all students who attend the school.
How can I support the school and its students?
Laura Wheeler Waring school strongly encourages the involvement of the community. If you are interested in volunteering, donating money or supplies, please contact Friends of Waring at https://friendsofwaring.weebly.com/. This is a neighborhood association which coordinates the collaboration of the community with the school.