‘The Gift of Grace’ student author featured at Literacy night


Maple Glen elementary brought reading and families together last week for Family Literacy Night “The Gift of Reading.”

The featured author was 10-year-old Maple Glen student, Grace McClelland. The fourth grader was born with a special hand. She wrote a book about her journey to help other kids, “The Gift of Grace.”

She shared her story and signed books at the event where her story was presented as an iMovie in Maple Glen auditorium followed by a question and answer session.

Families lined up to buy her book and get a signature from McClelland. The book sales from the event will be given to her “favorite” non-profit, Hands to Love, which supports children with upper limb differences, and their families.

Students were also able to participate in games and activities such as a book walk, guess your teachers’ favorite books, and could participate in puppet shows and create Gift of Grace – gift boxes students will write messages to share with someone special.

The Scholastic Book Fair was opened at Family Literacy Night.