Written & Illustrated By You!

Class # 8   Grades: 2- 3

Class Overview

Do you love to tell stories? Do you enjoy reading, writing, and drawing? If so, the Summer Academy Publishing Company is the perfect place for you. Join us and use your imagination to write, illustrate, and publish a book of your very own. As part of this course, you will also meet a published author/illustrator of children’s books, learn various styles of illustration from several talented artists at the White Bear Center for the Arts, and learn about the art of bookmaking through our class trip to the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Find out more about our class by visiting last year’s website:

Class Website


Tiffany Dittrich

Tiffany Dittrich is a passionate educator with 20 years of classroom experience in the White Bear Lake School District, including 13 years as part of an interdisciplinary course for gifted and talented tenth graders.  She earned her BA in Language Arts from Bemidji State University and her MA in Teaching and Learning from St. Mary’s University.  This is her third year as a member of the Summer Academy family, and she can’t wait to help her new students publish their books!

Additional Info

NOTE:   Two sections are offered of this course.  Students can expect to be placed in either section.

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