By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some Cobbs Creek fourth-graders are now published authors, thanks to their winning entry on the subject of tolerance.

Here was the challenge from the National Youth Foundation, said executive Director Sophia Hanson.

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“We said, interpret the word ‘tolerance’ and what it means to you,” Hanson explained, “and write us a book with illustrations.”

The book by Bryant Elementary teacher Linda Graham’s students was called Fridge Files.

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

“As you go through with Tomato, he’s trying to decide if he’s a fruit or a vegetable,” Graham said. “Because he doesn’t really identify with one particularly, but also feels excluded a little bit from both.”

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Celebrity judge Eagles linebacker Jordan Hicks selected Fridge Files as the winner from among hundreds of entries, to the delight of 9-year-old Kamonie Freeman-Johnson.

“I think he liked it because it was about bullying,” said Kamonie.

Hicks says he liked Fridge Files’ four alternate endings.

“Each story really hits your heart and had a meaning behind it,” he said.

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The eight winning authors each won bound copies of their book.