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Grannie Annie author at book signing

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Artist at the Grannie Annie Book Signing Celebration
The 2014 Grannie Annie Book Signing, held June 1, 2014, in St. Louis, once again drew a record crowd. See more photos
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"Seagull, Sir" illustration by Alyssa Cannon: Soldiers march through the woods while a seagull flies overhead.
The Vol. 9 story "Seagull, Sir"
was written by Braden
Luechtefeld and illustrated
by Alyssa Cannon.


Read the stories and see the
illustrations published in
Grannie Annie, Vol. 9.


The Grannie Annie welcomes —and desires to receive and publish — family stories from students of every race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, and creed.


See the April 2013 issue of
"The Reading Teacher" for
more reasons to include
The Grannie Annie in your
writing curriculum! Or request
a pdf copy.


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Welcome to The Grannie Annie!


2014 Grannie Annie Book Signing Celebration authors and artists

The 2014 Grannie Annie Book Signing Celebration


The mission of The Grannie Annie is to inspire young people
to discover, write, and share
stories from their family's history,
and to publish collections of their work.


The Grannie Annie invites students to discover and share stories from their family's history. Participation in The Grannie Annie leads young people to strengthen family bonds, encounter history in a more personal way, and hone their writing skills.

In the spirit of celebration, each year some of the stories submitted to The Grannie Annie are selected for publication in a paperback book and on this website. Beginning in 2011, some stories are published in a PDF book as well. The stories bring history to life and give readers of all ages a vivid glimpse of life in other places and other times.


You Are Invited!

If you are a student in U.S. grades 4 through 8, or a homeschooled or international student 9 through 14 years of age, you are eligible to submit a story to The Grannie Annie. You are invited to interview a family storykeeper and write about something you learn from your family's history — a story from before your birth. Then share your story with your family, school, and community . . . and with The Grannie Annie!

Who are the storykeepers in your family? Ask them about your grandparents and great-grandparents, your parents, aunts, and uncles. Ask about their daily lives, their adventures, their joys, and their sorrows. Your story can be humorous, tragic, or inspirational. It can be a story of courage, adventure, or anything you find interesting about your family’s past.

Explore this website to read family stories written by young people from around the world — and to learn how you can write your own family story and submit it for possible publication in one of The Grannie Annie's annual collections.

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About The Grannie Annie Mission

As stated above, the mission of The Grannie Annie is to inspire young people to discover, write, and share stories from their family's history, and to publish collections of their work.

Through its annual publications and additional related activities, The Grannie Annie encourages people around the world to interview family members to discover stories from their family’s history. When the stories are brought to life in written form, they can be shared with others and preserved for future generations.

There's even more: Behind each family story lie experiences familiar to people in different centuries and on different continents. These simple, and very personal, family stories can help writers and readers to forge a bond with people whose lives may seem very different from their own — and move the world one step closer to peace.






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