Michelle Kratts and Teresa Sharp Donaldson, the Lewiston authors of "From The Mouth of the Lower Niagara River: Stories of Four Historic Communities," discussed the inspiration for their portion of the book at a recent Historical Association of Lewiston gathering. Four teams of authors in two counties came together over the course of three years to share history, oral stories, anecdotes, maps and photos.
Kratts asked the pictured children to read a letter about a character or topic from the book.
Shown in the top row, from left, are Gregory Avila-Shah, Griffon Gansworth, Michelle Kratts, Brendan Kratts and Alex Gentile. In the bottom row, from left, are Jillian Stephenson, Jillian Kratts, Lilu Wilson and Marisa Pileggi.