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Young Author Warns 'Don't Judge A Sock By Its Color'

4th Grader Elliot Jackson displays his winning story 'Don't Judge A Socks By It's Color'
Linda Jackson

Elliot Jackson won first place among 4th graders in West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s 2019 Writers Contest with his story 'Don't Judge a Sock by Its Color'. He came to our studios to record a version for radio weeks later.

Upon hearing Elliot's story, WVPB video producer Pat Sergent wondered what it would be like to add animation to Elliot's drawings. We think this venture turned out great, especially paired with Elliot's narration. 


This year we were excited to add the authors' voices to several of the winning stories.  It made it possible to share them with our West Virginia Morning radio audience. 

WVPB hosts the Writer's Contest for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Each year we are fortunate to read hundreds of original, illustrated stories.  For the past few years we have posted the winning stories on our website

We would also like to do a special shout out to Elliot Jackson for submitting his winning entry, and his family for their assistance in making the animated version possible.

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