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Grade 2
Persuasive
Writing

Dear Future President

by Salmaan S., Grade 2, 826 MSP

Salmaan Said is a second-grade writer from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and a member of 826 MSP’s After-School Writing Lab program.

Dear Future President,

My name is Salmaan. I am seven years old. I live near Lake Street, Minneapolis. I am writing to you to talk about how I feel. Please give me a cat. Please make more schools. Please make more playgrounds, because I like playgrounds. I hope you are nice.

from Salmaan

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