Eighth graders Grace LaPollo and Daniel Palleschi used their art skills to create a colorful mural depicting three books that are read by middle school students each year. Working with Library Teaching Assistant ErinPiersa, the student-artists painted the murals at the entrance to the middle school library to welcome students as they arrived.

Mrs. Piersa designed the mural, depicting graphic covers of three novels, and Grace and Daniel painted the designs. They worked tirelessly each day after their seventh grade final exams last June to complete the artwork. The covers represent a novel read at each grade level.

The sixth grade reads The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin, seventh graders reads The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and eighth graders read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.