NAA Director of Communications, (571) 366-1088
September 14, 2010
NAA FOUNDATION CELEBRATES HISPANIC HISTORY MONTH WITH NEW SERIAL STORY
Arlington, Va. – The NAA Foundation announced today that it is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15, by offering a new, original serial story, “The Brass Bell.”
This six-chapter story, available here, focuses on three young friends who take a cue from Coronado’s legendary quest for the Seven Cities of Gold to embark on their own adventure. Use of the serial is free for Newspaper In Education (NIE) programs between now and Nov. 30, 2011. Chapters are provided in both English and Spanish.
“The Brass Bell” is written by Cathy Sewell of The Curriculum Closet, and the serial comes with matching illustrations and a teacher's guide. Sewell also serves as NIE manager for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The NAA Foundation strives to develop engaged and literate citizens in our diverse society through investment in and support of programs designed to enhance student achievement through newspaper readership and appreciation of the First Amendment. The Foundation also endeavors to help news media companies increase their readership and audience by offering programs that encourage the cultivation of a more diverse work force in the press. Information about the Foundation and its programs may be found at www.naafoundation.org.