Alumni News

Melody Levy (M.A. '06) illustrates children’s book

Melody Levy, a 2006 graduate of the M.A. program in Education; Culture, Curriculum and Change, has illustrated a children's book titled Meet the Class!

The book is first in a series called Mrs. Applebee and the Sunshine Band, featuring a teacher, Mrs. Applebee, and her multicultural class of 4- and 5-year-olds. The series is designed to increase literacy and promote positive self-identity among minority children and youth.

Levy currently works as a student services assistant in the School of Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill. She and the book's author, André Wesson, have formed a publishing company, Se7enth Swan Publishing Group, that produces educational and historical books, CDs and DVDs highlighting multicultural themes for children aged 3-10.