My class and I decided to create books about child development and literacy for families to take home from the hospital with their new babies. First graders with whom we'd been working created the cover and illustrations. High school students researched and wrote sections on topics like the importance of reading to young children, immunizations, toy selection and developmental stages. We raised awareness of child development and literacy for new parents, but more importantly increased the knowledge in my high school students about the importance of good parenting. All participating students feel like valuable, contributing members of our community.