Mr. Cruz said the book will include stories about Anwar Sadat, Elie Wiesel and other people who "had the courage" to speak out at personal risk — vignettes that he said draw upon "an aspect of what [then-Sen. John] Kennedy did" in his book, "Profiles in Courage."
"I organized teams based on students’ talents and interests, and the work began. Some are writing and editing content, others are creating art content using Photoshop, some are responsible for recording audio and video performances of the poems," she wrote. "The group with their cell phones is documenting the process as the initial stages of their publicity campaign. This is project-based learning, and it is all the buzz in education."