He will be donating $6,500 to Farwell Elementary School, located in Lewiston, Maine, so the students in its Author Studies Program can publish the two books they’ve written. The students have been working as a group on the books over the course of four years with the help of another Maine author. They have created two books, an original and a sequel, and a 290-page manuscript.
The books are ready to be published and now thanks to King’s donation, they’ll be sent to a publishing company and available for purchase.
“It was, like, mind-blowing,” said seventh-grader Ella Leo to CNN affiliate WMTW.
Farwell Principal Amanda Winslow said, “I think it’s hard for kids to really understand the lesson of perseverance and patience, but they’ve been working on this book and they’re definitely starting to reap the rewards of their hard work.”