Yes, a teen really did start The Animal Anthology Project. That is partially why we are so accepting of teen writing. We know what teens really can do!
The founder, Christine Catlin, was a fifteen-year-old writer and animal lover. Not only did she raise butterflies, but she also owned fish, 2 cats, 2 birds, and a farm. She was an avid reader and believed that teens could write as well as adults. She was a National winner in many writing competitions and formed this anthology project to encourage teens to write about their connections with animals.