JPTMS Students Named Book Challenge Finalist

JPTMS Students Named Book Challenge Finalist
Posted on 06/16/2022

Teacher Rebecca English and her Gifted and Talented class at J Paul Truluck Creative Arts and Science Magnet School have been announced as finalists in the 2021-2022 National Book Challenge hosted by Studentreasures Publishing.

For this honor, the class will receive a $50 gift card and a published author certificate for each student. Each of the gifted and talented authors were recognized for their contributions to their book, “Florence 3 Poet-Tree,” which was published earlier this year through Studentreasures’ free publishing program.

Mrs. English and her students created “Florence 3 Poet-Tree” a book inspired by each student selecting a topic and writing a short poem for each topic. The young authors put forth their best effort, researching, writing about and illustrating details about the various topics they chose, before sending in their pages to be published.

As a finalist in the one-and-only National Book Challenge, Mrs. English’s classbook was selected from entries across the country and awarded as a Top 50 book based on its originality, creative storyline and colorful illustrations. This nationwide contest was open to more than 63,260 books that were submitted to Studentreasures for free publishing this school year.

“At Studentreasures, we are fortunate to witness tremendous creativity and talent from classrooms around the country and all students who publish a book,” said Chad Zimmerman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Studentreasures. “We especially congratulate Mrs. English and her students for earning this unique achievement and completing a project that provides lasting memories and a one-of-a-kind keepsake.”

The National Book Challenge provides an opportunity to win classroom grants, shine a spotlight on students and create proud, published authors. For more details about the challenge and a complete list of winners, visit The National Book Challenge.

About Studentreasures Publishing

For more than 25 years, Studentreasures has helped over 15 million students become proud, published authors. Named the “best free school publishing program,” Studentreasures provides engaging, hands-on writing lessons in classrooms across the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit