Premiere Date:Friday, May 30, 2008
Once again, the Alabama Stories team joins together to honor the 2008 Young Writers & Illustrators of Alabama. The popular PBS KIDS series Reading Rainbow sponsored its 14th Annual Young Writers & Illustrators contest. The competition is open to children in grades K-3. State winners were selected in each of the grade levels, and the first-place winners will go on to compete on the national level. Alabama Stories was there to capture the excitement, from the gathering of the judging committee (which included author and poet Charles “Father Goose” Ghigna) to the final awards ceremony at the Alabama Book Festival in Montgomery’s Old Alabama Town. Meet the generation who will write tomorrow’s Alabama stories.