Greenwood Elementary students (Ms. Christie Mudd’s 4th/5th Grade Class) joined students in PRP’s Advanced Design class [PRP Creative] to meet local author Milla Gotlib. Students will be collaborating together to illustrate and design Milla’s Book of Alphabet Poems: From Apples to Alligators. Students learned about Milla’s intentions for writing the book (to promote early literacy) as they listened to her play and sing rap-style interpretations of her poems. Milla shared with students,”Reading aloud with expression and using music and poetry helps children learn to read.” The finished book will feature illustrations by Greenwood students and PRP Design students will scan images, design the book, and prepare for printing. A digital version will also be available. The 80+ page book will be available from Panther Press in Spring 2017. Special thanks to Ms. Milla Gotlib/author, and Janet Pinkston/editor for partnering on this project.