Autism book project by California fifth graders

California Elementary studentshave written a youth book on autism. From left, illustrator Lindsey Morris with elementary school book writers Elizabeth Lutz, Halle Oliver and Allee Koestner. Morris is a seventh grader. The three writers are fifth graders.

California Elementary studentshave written a youth book on autism. From left, illustrator Lindsey Morris with elementary school book writers Elizabeth Lutz, Halle Oliver and Allee Koestner. Morris is a seventh grader. The three writers are fifth graders. Photo by David Wilson.

Just in time for Autism Awareness Month, California fifth graders Elizabeth Lutz, Halle Oliver and Allee Koestner have written a book for young people whose main character has autism.

The book is to be submitted to Scholastic for entry in the "Kids Are Authors" contest. Fifth Grade Teacher Kelli Williams supervised the three young writers as they proceeded on the book. She is the reading teacher for all three student authors.

The book is written about a person with autism to raise awareness about autism.

"There are not many books out there about autism," said Oliver.

For more of this story check out the April 13 issue of the California Democrat.

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