Seven Grade 9 students from École Secondaire Publique L'Équinoxe got their long-awaited moment in the spotlight earlier in May when they held a special assembly to celebrate the launch of the collectively authored novella, entitled "La Ruée Vers le Café".

The idea for writing an original book was the brainchild of French teacher Nadia Haddad, who saw in this particular group of students an opportunity to really foster creativity.

"When you're a teacher, all groups of students are great, but sometimes you get a group that could do a little extra," says Haddad. "At the beginning, it start