Student author pens book about Down Syndrome

  • Monday, April 1, 2013

Authors (from left) Merrie Koester Southgate, Grace Myatt and Julia Sacha were on hand at the Special Olympics Mid Winter Games to present officials with their book, “24 and 23 Make Me.” PHOTO PROVIDED

On Friday, March 1, officials with the Special Olympics Mid-Winter games were presented with a copy of “24 and 23 Make Me.” The book is written through the point of view of Grace Myatt, a seventh grade student at Laing Middle School, explaining how Down Syndrome occurs during conception. The book is written and illustrated by Julia Sacha, a senior at Academic Magnet, and edited by Sacha’s mentor, Merrie Koester Southgate. Proceeds from sales of the book are given to Special Olympics. For more information, please visit the website at http://www.24and23makeme.com/

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