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Grannie Annie News — 2021/2022, Collection 17



The Grannie Annie's 17th collection of historical family stories is now available! Read these remarkable stories on this website or download the complimentary PDF. Congratulations again to The Grannie Annie's 2021/2022 published authors and to all of this year's Grannie Annie storykeepers!



The Selected Stories

Congratulations to the 13 soon-to-be-published Grannie Annie authors! What an honor for these young writers to be published in The Grannie Annie's 17th collection. In spite of the many challenges faced again this school year by students, families, and teachers, The Grannie Annie received 128 historical family stories from authors in four US states — and each story touched our volunteer readers in its own special way.

In addition to being published on this website, this year's annual collection of historical family stories will be available as a free PDF. The thirteen memorable stories included in this 17th annual collection will also be shared through Facebook and Twitter throughout the upcoming year. Please watch this page for updates as the celebration continues!



Celebrate the Stories!

The stories have arrived! A special thanks to the students, families, and teachers who have submitted historical family stories during what proved to be another challenging year.

This year's stories arrived from the states of California, Missouri, North Carolina, and New Jersey. The Grannie Annie's committee of volunteer readers have already begun the process of reading and enjoying the 128 stories received this year.

Stories will be read and reread as the volunteer readers decide which stories will be published (on this website) in the 17th collection of Grannie Annie family stories. The titles of the stories chosen for publication and the names of their authors will be announced on this page in March. You can also follow the news on The Grannie Annie's Facebook page.

For now, let the celebration continue! What does your Grannie Annie celebration include? Visit "The Grannie Annie Extension Activities" for inspiration, or send us your ideas to be added to the page. 

Will you be reading your story to an audience? This Resource for Enrichment may be helpful as you prepare: "Reading Your Grannie Annie Story Aloud."



The Grannie Annie Storykeeper Map

The map below will be updated as family stories arrive from this year's Grannie Annie storykeepers. Stories can be submitted at any time throughout the year.





Welcome to the 17th Year of The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration!

The family stories discovered and shared this year are sure to be remarkable! We hope you will join in the adventure. Here are some links to help you get started:

  • Allow yourself to be inspired by reading some previously published Grannie Annie stories.
  • Find answers to your questions about submitting stories to The Grannie Annie for possible publication.
  • Read over the Guidelines and required Submission Forms.
  • Begin to plan your Grannie Annie interview.
  • Explore the Resources page for help with interviewing, writing, revising, and being published. There are resources to help teachers and parents, too.
  • Make a tax-deductible donation so that more students can participate in The Grannie Annie!



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