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Chicago Public Schools Salutes Book Author Alums on National Author’s Day

01 November 2022

District alumni cover topics from local history to sports, romance and more

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CHICAGO – As Chicago Public Schools (CPS) celebrates National Author’s Day today, the District recognizes some of its many graduates who have produced standout work in the literary realm. CPS alums have written books over the years about feminism, education, sports, photography, history and architecture, among other areas of expertise, as well as works of drama, poetry, and novels.

“Our District alumni contribute to make our world a better place in so many ways and that includes through their words on the page,” said CPS CEO Pedro Martinez. “In some cases, their writing is influenced by the time they spent at CPS schools and our great city, and their legacy is bound to inspire current students to share their own voice and stories.”

There is a long list of published alums, including the following authors: 

  • Kayla Ancrum (Lincoln Park High School), Darling