ABILENE – ATEMS and The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature will team for the second straight year starting Wednesday evening, displaying the imagination of ATEMS students by exhibiting their Story Book Project work.

Wednesday evening’s unveil is a come-and-go event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the NCCIL (102 Cedar Street), and the books and artwork will be on display for the public to view through Dec. 1.

ATEMS and The NICCL first collaborated last year, providing a location for ATEMS students to exhibit their student-written stories and illustrations for each book. ATEMS students will be in attendance Wednesday evening to discuss their projects with all who attend. Wednesday evening’s event will also give the student an opportunity to discuss their writing and artistic processes.

The Story Book Project is a collaboration between the English II and Art II classes. The English classes wrote the text to demonstrate their knowledge of short-story elements before passing the stories along to art students to illustrate the books. The students met collaboratively throughout the process and communicated in a variety of ways in order to complete the projects. A chosen group of students had the opportunity to read their illustrated books to second graders at Thomas Elementary.