Updated: February 02, 2021 06:33 PM
Created: January 29, 2021 02:12 PM
Melissa Lautigar loves teaching. And she loves to spread love. "I'm always thinking about different ways to have my classroom help in the community," she told us from her 4th grade classroom in Eveleth.
When they returned to school recently, her students made some tie blankets for kids with cancer. And the image of blanket-making, is the cover of her first book, Somebody's Hero.
"It's getting us back to thinking of ideas on how we can make somebody's day," she said. Inspired by her students and their real-life acts of kindness, it's been in the works for a couple of years. And 2020 was the year to get launched.
"During the pandemic, I decided I needed a project. That's when I started on the publishing," she said.
She hopes it inspires others to become heroes in their community.
"When I wrote this book, I was thinking, teachers and parents could use this with their kids. To help them learn, you know, why don't we try and do something nice for somebody. No matter how big or small you think you are, you can be a hero."
The book is available on Amazon.
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