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"The Window" illustration by David Evans: A child looks out the window at a flag that is at half mast.
Grannie Annie, Vol. 14, includes
12 student illustrations. The
Vol. 14 story "The Window,"
illustration shown above, was written by Callie Wadas, and
illustrated by David Evans.

 

Notes:

The setting of each story is
noted after its title. In
cases where the exact year
is not known, “c.” (circa)
indicates that the year given
is approximate.

An asterisk (*) preceding a story title indicates the story is illustrated.

 

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Read Selected Stories from
The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration 2018/2019
Vol. 14

Please note that the copyrighted stories and illustrations shared below appear here with permission of the authors and illustrators. They may be copied and/or printed for limited classroom or personal use. To reprint a story and/or illustration in an article about The Grannie Annie, please contact The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration for permission.

 

1. Kidnapped (c. 1645) by Mariah Dent; Idaho, USA
As the wind brushed against my face and the frigid blue water seeped between my toes, I was filled with . . .

2. “Sir, May I Carry Your Bag?” (c. 1847) by Caidan Brophy; Missouri, USA
The farmland on the other side of the stone wall looked dark and rich, but the few shriveled potatoes lying . . .

3. The Journey to Utah (c. 1852) by Xander Patterson; Idaho, USA
On the steamboat The Saluda I never suspected that my life would get any worse. I had lost my mother . . .

4. A Legacy Toward Equality (1861) by Carter Chance; Missouri, USA
My family has always taken pride in our American heritage. My great-grandma's face glows with delight . . .

*5. Forty-Eight Years (1862, 1910) by Maddy Pense; Missouri, USA. Illustrated by Emma Holmer; Missouri, USA
The sweet grass waved gently in the breeze, reflecting the sun's light on Carter Shield's face. A smile . . .

6. Perils of War (1918) by Hadley M. McConkey; Missouri, USA
World War I was a conflict so bloody that many thought it would end war forever, exposing combat as both . . .

*7. Just One Light (c. 1919) by Audrey Christian; Missouri, USA. Illustrated by Evan Yang; Missouri, USA
Imagine your last hope being a dim light in the distance. In the winter of 1919 my great-great-grandpa . . .

8. Wedding on the Pitcher’s Mound (c. 1928–1940) by Caroline Hort; North Carolina, USA
In 1928 Ernest Rogers, my great-great-grandfather, became a widower. He was a fifty-one-year-old farmer . . .

9. Top Spy (c. 1930–1944) by Sydney Taylor; North Carolina, USA
In Leipzig, Germany, Luis, my great-grandfather, was in the German Army in 1934. He rose in ranking very . . .

*10. On the Way Home (1933) by Cami Kohmetscher; Missouri, USA. Illustrated by Eva Stern; Missouri, USA
Imagine driving along the road and seeing a black tornado-shaped storm headed straight for you and your . . .

11. A Long-Lasting Love of Theater (1939) by Aliyah Kahn; New York, USA
We all have our own summer traditions. In 1939, for my thirteen-year-old great-grandmother Toby summer . . .

12. First Grade with No Shoes (1940s) by Sarah Kalter; New York, USA

13. Reunited at Last (1940–1947) by Yonina Pfeffer; New York, USA
Imagine an eight-year-old girl with her family, running to a gate at the Belgium-France border with a huge . . .

14. The Great Escape (1945) by Yaelle Merrill; New York, USA
People always asked my great-grandmother how she lived to be 105. She told them her story, and now I . . .

15. The Inheritance of Hope (1945) by Karissa Hsu; Missouri, USA
Slosh, slosh, slosh. The water slapped against the ship. The smell of fish wafted through the air of the ship . . .

*16. The Lucky Baby (1946) by Rachel Turk; New York, USA. Illustrated by Devyn Shelton; Missouri, USA
After World War II ended in 1945, people tried to start a new life. Many people had lost their families and . . .

17. Family Separated Forever (1948) by Esther Sohn; Ohio, USA
A long time ago my grandmother and her family lived in North Korea. My grandmother's great-grandmother . . .

18. “Mr. Gardner Please?” (1950s) by Morgan Durant; Alabama, USA

19. Dinnertime (c. 1950) by Gracie Luedde; Missouri, USA
One day in 1950, when I was eight, I was playing softball outside with my friend Donna when my mom . . .

*20. A Christmas Miracle (c. 1951) by Avery Piñon; Missouri, USA. Illustrated by Bella Patino; Missouri, USA
It was 1951, and my grandpa, four-year-old Edward Wiegert, sat on the couch in his home, located in the . . .

21. Join the Fight for Freedom (1958) by Aiden Hasek; Missouri, USA
My name is Freida Hasek, and I am fifteen years old. In 1958 my parents opened their first supermarket. . . .

*22. Life or Candy? (1960) by Shiva Garuda; Colorado, USA. Illustrated by Nathan Little; Missouri, USA
One late winter afternoon when my grandpa was a teenager, he was hanging out with his friends. They . . .

23. Sobrevivientes (Survivors) (1961) by Ava Fernández; Missouri, USA
"He needs out! Right now!" I could hear mi madré sobbing from the other room. Children all over the island . . .

*24. The Window (1963) by Callie Wadas; Nebraska, USA. Illustrated by David Evans; Missouri, USA
When I was six years old, I was in first grade at Wasmer Elementary School in Grand Island, Nebraska. . . .

25. A Secret Love Story (1965–1973) by Meghan Thorpe; Missouri, USA
Teen Town was a lively hot spot in the '60s — where teens would dance and hang out. I was fourteen at . . .

26. Before Honor (1967) by A. W. Tribula; North Carolina, USA
"Before honor comes humility." This is a quote from the Bible. This verse became an important life lesson to . . .

*27. His Name Was Alfie (1967) by Elizabeth Merrill; Missouri, USA. Illustrated by Nautica Fowle; Missouri, USA
It was 1967, and I was fifteen years old. My name is Janice Jane Pandolfi, and I was living in Memphis . . .

*28. Half the Dam (late 1960s) by Josie Phillips; Ohio, USA. Illustrated by Erica M. Kalista; Missouri, USA
A long time ago in the late 1960s in Youngstown, Ohio, I was sitting around my house feeling extremely . . .

29. 70-Pound Soldiers (1969) by Lily Naylor; Alabama, USA
I don't remember my grandfather very well — he was dying before I was born. But I do know that he was a . . .

*30. An Unforgettable Journey on the Island (1969) by Sarah Ding; Missouri, USA. Illustrated by Noah Palmer; Missouri, USA
In 1969, when my father was six, he lived in Beijing, China, where my grandparents were professors at . . .

*31. The Twins and a Chili Pepper (1970) by Sarah Schneider; Missouri, USA. Illustrated by Kylie Taliaferro; Missouri, USA
The day began like any other day, and nothing had gone wrong — yet. Five-year-old twins Danny and Lisa . . .

32. Heart of God (1974) by Lauren Lee; Alabama, USA
Years ago, in the Central American nation of Panama, lived a ten-year-old girl who was about to discover . . .

33. Room for Two (c. 1978) by Florence M. Sarra; Missouri, USA
The Jeep Wagoneer was packed and ready for moving day. Five kids piled into the vehicle, including my . . .

*34. My Father’s Game of Dreams (1980s) by Karen Yang; New Jersey, USA. Illustrated by Carissa Mitchell; Missouri, USA
Every person has dreams, but not everyone has the resources to follow those soft and eager dreams. My . . .

35. The Cookbook (1987) by Courtney Wu; Missouri, USA
In the first twenty-four years of his life, my dad lived in the People's Republic of China with his parents . . .

36. Buzzer Beater (1998) by James Bowman; Missouri, USA
It was a normal day in Florissant, Missouri. My uncle Drew, who was twelve, was slowly eating his . . .

37. A Miracle of Life (2001) by Tori Brand; Missouri, USA
In 2001, when my aunt Marti was pregnant, a doctor called her in for further testing because her unborn . . .

38. An Untold Story of 9/11 (2001) by Kaitlyn Iannace; North Carolina, USA
It was a regular day, and a regular man was on his regular route to work, listening to his regular radio . . .

 

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