East Tennessee from A to Z for purchase, on exhibit at KMA
After months of writing and illustrating, the Books by Kids Foundation and Children’s Hospital are proud to announce the release of East Tennessee from A to Z. The children’s book was created to celebrate Children’s Hospital’s presence in the region for 75 years.
The book features a short stanza on East Tennessee’s historical figures, landmarks and characteristics for each letter of the alphabet. The stanzas were written by 12-year-old Jenna McMillan from Lenoir City, the winner of the Young Authors Contest. McMillan competed with other middle school students in 16 East Tennessee counties to write text for the book. Her winning words earned her and her adult sponsor new iPads through the Children’s Hospital Committee for the Future. Illustrations for the book were created by Children’s Hospital patients.
For just $20, this colorful children's book would make the perfect holiday gift. East Tennessee from A to Z is now available for purchase online, at the Children's Hospital Gift Shop, Independent Insurance Consultants, Clayton Center for the Arts, Ijams Nature Center Gift Shop, Union Avenue Book Store, East Tennessee Historical Society, Museum of Appalachia, Knoxville Zoo, Bennett Galleries, Hair Peace, Visit Knoxville, Smart Toys and Books, The Robert A. Tino Gallery, Synergy Auto Wash, Alumni Hall, Mast General Store, Sole In The City, Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and The Wild Pineapple.
Additionally, East Tennessee from A to Z is making a splash in the local art world. Marguerite Hogan, Creative Projects Officer for Children’s Hospital, explained, “We are very excited that the book will be exhibited at the Knoxville Museum of Art beginning October 1.” The book’s installation in the Education Gallery of the museum will last until November 25.
All proceeds from East Tennessee from A to Z will benefit Children’s Hospital. For more information or to purchase a book, contact Marguerite Hogan in the Development Department at (865)-541- 8741.