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Ashley Nelson and Abram Himelstein of the Neighborhood Story Project.

Literacy Project Celebrates New Orleans Neighborhoods
Ashley Nelson and five other students from McDonough Senior High School celebrated their communities in books published just before Hurricane Katrina as part of the Neighborhood Story Project, a program sponsored by the University of New Orleans and the Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans.

Listen to Ashley talking about her book, The Combination, and about her love for the Lafitte housing development were she grew up, at New Orleans Indymedia.

Me'Shell Ndegeocello, "Mary Magdalene"

Abram Himelstein, along with Rachel Breunlin, was a writing coach in the Neighborhood Story Project, a program designed to inspire students to further explore their creative talents by writing stories about their New Orleans neighborhoods.

Listen to Abram talking about the project, and about New Orleans post-Katrina, at New Orleans Indymedia.

The Neighborhood Story Project books are available at your neighborhood bookstore.

Visit the Neigborhood Story Project for more information about the program.

Mike West, "Pretty Horses"


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