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From the Print
Students Ellery Bledsoe, Greta Kremer and Aza Hurwitz peruse as PBL project, “Flipping Stereotypes: A Mix-and-Match Book of the American Teenager.” at the McKinney/YSHS PBL Exhibition Night on Wednesday, May 10. (Photos by Matt Minde)

Students Ellery Bledsoe, Greta Kremer and Aza Hurwitz peruse as PBL project, “Flipping Stereotypes: A Mix-and-Match Book of the American Teenager.” at the McKinney/YSHS PBL Exhibition Night on Wednesday, May 10. (Photos by Matt Minde)

Not your stereotypical flip book…

Art students at YSHS have collaborated to create “Flipping Stereotypes: A Mix-and-Match Book of the American Teenager,” an interactive art book that challenges stereotypes and raises the question: “What is the ‘average American?’”

Using a familiar “mix-and-match” format often found in children’s books, readers can flip the heads, toros and legs of teen stereotypes to create brand new and complex people. The “Loner,” the “Athlete,” the “Immigrant” and 17 other characters transform from one-dimensional stereotypes to multifaceted human beings according to the reader’s actions. Examples can be seen at ysnews.com.

The book was printed in partnership with DMS ink and The Bricks Agency. It was on display at last week’s McKinney Middle/YSHS Exhibition Night, where students Ellery Bledsoe, Greta Kremer and Aza Hurwitz perused the project.

The book is available for sale now for $12 at YSHS. For more information, contact Elizabeth Simon, art teacher, at esimon@ysschools.org.

View more photos from the McKinney/YSHS Spring PBL Exhibition Night on Wednesday, May 10 below:

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Not your stereotypical flip book…

by Matt Minde