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AP Literature Tries Their Hand at Book Design

In Alison Tuck’s AP Literature class, students gained experience writing, designing and producing their own books. After reading the classic The Sun Also Rises and the contemporary book Less, students prepared a comparative analysis of the two books they read and then wrote their own story based on the symbols, themes, and motifs in the texts. Next, they tried their hand at book design and hand-production. Senior Cameron Basnight said the project was “a great way to see symbolism in our own lives and to incorporate symbolism into our writing,” and senior Sally Curme, who demonstrated her creativity by using pearl stud earrings as the binding for her book, shared that “making books by hand is a very time-intensive process that requires ingenuity.”
 
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