Lexy Torres, a fourth grade student at Juarez Elementary School in Mission Village, has had her story published in an anthology that includes stories from 54 other students across America.
story, about an injured starfish and the lessons she learns in
recovery, is being published in"I Write" Short Stories by Kids for Kids,
edited by Melissa M. Willilams, a Texas author and president of the
non-profit READ3Zero. Lexy's story was the only one selected from a
Southern California student.
"Lexy has a great imagination and
when she is out somewhere, she always looks around to get ideas for
stories and characters" said Michelle Hutchinson, the school's Library
Lexy's story is about a starfish was injured and
helped back to health by her friends. The starfish recovers, but having
enjoyed the attention from her friends, tries to hide her good health.
From there, life's lessons unfold.
This is the fourth year that author Melissa Williams has created "I Write."
not only students but parents, teachers, partners and businesses to
inspire literacy is our goal with READ3Zero." she said. "The combination
of literacy and creativity within the community is going to heavily
influence the lives of young children to continue to learn outside of
To learn more about READ3Zero and see the entire list of award recipients, visit www.Read3Zero.org.