10 years later, Wellstone inspires young authors

Minnesota students are learning about history, not by reading a book, but by writing one. Over the past several years, seven middle schoolers have interviewed people who knew Senator Paul Wellstone and his wife Sheila, whose lives were cut short in a plane crash 10 years ago this week.

“I didn’t know who Paul Wellstone and Shelia Wellstone were before this book,” said Sophia Morrissette, one of the co-authors of “Be the Change: The Paul and Sheila Wellstone story”.

“Based on all these interviews I’ve learned what not only who they were, but what they stood for and what it means to do the right thing.”

The 84-page book was printed on October 25, 2012, the 10th anniversary of the plane crash.

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