literacy Through the arts / king middle school
King Middle School in Portland, ME, serves the most diverse population of middle school students in Maine. More than 28 languages are spoken, and 17 countries are represented. Partnering with Kirsten Cappy, owner of Curious City, and Marcia Salem’s class of English Language Learners (ELL) from King Middle School, to create a bridge between art and literacy. Curious City designs and implements creative theme-based marketing for children’s authors and illustrators, aiming to strengthen relationships between children and the literature created for them.