Smyrna Elementary School Student Illustrates Book Cover 

She’s only in fifth grade, but Yoselin Hernandez can already add illustrator to her resume. The Smyrna Elementary School student is the artist behind the cover photo of “Bobby’s House.” The newly-released book, which is available on Amazon, tells the story of a little boy whose life and attitude is transformed when he gets a new home.  

Yoselin won the art contest coordinated by her art teacher Sherryl Lane for the honor having her colorful depiction of Bobby featured on the front of the book. Smyrna fourth and fifth-grade students competed for the literary opportunity. 

The book is written by Georgia Luedi-Fuller, the youngest daughter of the late Millard Fuller, a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient who pioneered the world’s affordable housing movement and founded The Fuller Center for Housing. The author’s daughters are responsible for the illustrations inside the book, but it is Yoselin’s drawing that will first catch the eyes of readers.  

Proceeds from the book benefit The Fuller Center for Housing, which helps families around the world have simple, decent places to live.  

The book’s author recently joined the Smyrna students to talk about the book, to congratulate Yoselin, and to present the young artist with a signed copy of her first published work.