Fifth graders at Ocean Avenue Elementary School recently wrapped up a Side x Side bookmaking program integrated with a social studies and literacy unit on migration. Led by teaching artist Anne Ackerman, students created tunnel books to convey an aspect of migration: push and pull factors, the journey, hazards, arrival, or culture shock. Students began by making backgrounds to depict the location of their scene and then created layered components to incorporate details explaining the narrative. To create depth and mood, students used color, line, and texture to create text features and additional interactive components. They then added their research on migration to handmade zines which live in a pocket in the back of each book. The program culminated in a gallery walk where students observed and reflected on their peer’s finished books.