Reading a book has become a very creative experience in a number of Twin Cities Metro Area schools, due to a special program that received funding from the Minnesota State Arts Board Arts Learning Program.
Barton 5th- and 6th-grade classes with Mary Austin, Katrina Belding, Becky Glass, Matt Linman and Kathy Scoggin are participating in Read, Explore, Create (REC) this winter! Read, Explore, Create is a partnership between Milkweed Editions, a publisher of books for kids and adults, and COMPAS, which brings artists into schools. Through REC, students read a Milkweed young readers novel, meet with the book’s author in-person or via a live web chat, and explore the book’s themes with a COMPAS artist. Read more.