Raven, 826 New Orleans
You guessed it—an ode to cookies.
by Yaretzi, 826LA
In this resolution inspired by the "Include Someone" lesson and Cartoon Network storyboard, we learn how a thoughtful surprise can brighten a friend's day.
by Dahlia-Rose, 826NYC
A field guide to Queen Anne’s Lace and a day in the life from a flower’s perspective.
by Victor, 826 Valencia
An ode to Beans, Rice, and Chicken.
by Sebastian, 826 Valencia
In this story, a student finds a surprise within a Takis bag and makes a wish for a dream school.
by Johny, 826 LA
A riveting interview with Godzilla, Superman, and Dragonbolt—a cast of characters that will try to outdo one another before this TV special is up.
by Natalie, 826 Valencia
A recipe for how to create a legendary rapper.
by Alex, 826michigan
Percy Jackson’s story retold—in a single tweet!
by Zaid Rodriguez, 826 Valencia
This story immerses the reader in sensory details to tell the tale of what lies behind a mysterious door.
by Ciaran, 826NYC
A creative field guide to a Mourning Cloak butterfly who lives in New York City.
by Vanessa, 826CHI
A story about a mermaid named Luna and the epic battle to save Benzo, a rainbow-colored kingdom, using the power of love.
by Yarely, 826michigan
A poem about grandma. English and Spanish versions included.
by Zoe Gomez, 826 New Orleans
Through a series of questions, this poem asks what if the world was different.
by Noel, 826 Valencia
The creation story of a new school, reimagined to improve learning. (Paid for by Taylor Swift with free water bottles, an Italian restaurant, a movie theater, and a comfortable and safe environment.)
by Caleigh, 826LA
A letter offering a concise yet compelling list of all that awaits in LA.
by Felix E., 826 Valencia
A student's fear is conquered after a startling discovery.
by Benny, 826 Boston
Inspired by Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid, this piece contains a series of journal entries and rules for a new sport by fictitious NASA operative Agent Smitty.
by Quinn, 826CHI
A piece that explores the dynamic nature of love and might just become your next Valentine's Day card.
by Reyes, 826NYC
A creative field guide to the eastern gray squirrel.
by Abdikabir, age 8, 826 MSP
This poem uses the 1st person point-of-view to show what life looks like for a timber rattlesnake.
by Marie, 826CHI
A monkey named Chesley saves the animals of the forest from an evil Master!
by Rechab T., 826DC
This poem takes a surreal approach to describing a scene.
by Will, 826michigan
A student imagines life in the future.
by Erriyanna, 826michigan
An epic poem about a younger sister. English and Spanish versions included.
by Joshua, 826CHI
Alien monsters and a young boy forge a friendship over a dramatic series of events.
by Naomi, 826michigan
A (mostly) love letter to a kiwi with delicious imagery.
by Alexa, 826michigan
A poem that tastes like pepperoni pizza.
by Brayan Luna, 826michigan
In this poem, a student vividly recounts watching The Undertaker perform a signature chokeslam on WrestleMania. Written in Spanish and English.
by Muawiye, 826 Boston
In this resolution inspired by the "Include Someone" lesson and Cartoon Network storyboard, we learn that the act of inclusion begins with feeling empathy.
by Lux, 826NYC
A student reflects on their experiences with bullying and how they’ll take a stand in the future.
by Kevin, 826LA
A letter from the author to the author on appreciating both the unconventional and conventional parts of oneself.
by Winta, 826DC
A concise but essential list of survival tips in the event of a sweet disaster.
by Clara, 826 Valencia
A detailed design for a new school that students would love, complete with outdoor spaces for tennis and ice-skating!
by Giannyl Guerrero Cabral, 826 Boston
A practical list of ways anyone can stop bullying.
by Antoni L., 826DC
In this poem, the author discusses their origins through metaphor.
by Ava Tassinari, 826 Boston
A bullying incident on the school bus itches its way out.
by Marisol, 826michigan
A young girl's poem about all the life she sees in her yard. English and Spanish versions included.
by Nana-Wadieh, 826NYC
This student writes about accepting people the way they are and putting yourself in someone else’s shoes.
by Ehmely, 826CHI
A crucial missive for anyone playing a high-stakes game of "Hide and Seek".
by Jude, 826michigan
A student describes life in the future, complete with 3-D pens and hologram television!
by Keila, 826michigan
An "I A From" poem. English and Spanish versions included.
by Maria, 826 Valencia
This student gives thanks to ordinary objects in an ode.
by Alongkorn, 826 New Orleans
In this resolution inspired by the "Include Someone" lesson and Cartoon Network storyboard, we learn that unlike wasabi gummies, there is no expiration date for making amends.
by Yasmeen W, Grade 3, 826 Valencia
In this descriptive short story, a student overcomes their fear of turning on their video.
by Aanya K., Grade 3, 826 LA
In this set of diary entries, a student explores what makes a villain.
by Levi, 826NYC
An origin story for healthy food, involving an epic battle between purveyor of high-fructose corn syrup, Ronald McDonald, and a heroic band of chefs.
by Kayla, 826LA
This author reflects on an act of kindness to someone in need.
by Zari P., Grade 4, 826DC
A playful "I am" poem that explores what's possible.
by Alan, 826DC
This poem describes the thoughts of hunger.
by Sherilyn, 826LA
A story about what to do when one witnesses bullying.
Ren, 826 New Orleans
In this poem, a student explores what summer means to them.
by Elian de Leon, 826NYC
A poem that focuses on color and translates it into sensory details.
by Keila S.O., 826michigan
An “I Am From” poem about growing up in Detroit.
by Juna, 826michigan
A poem about taking the world in—and letting go.
by Christian, 826 New Orleans
This poem uses personification to introduce the audience to an olive and its cousin, Jeff.
by Lina, 826 Valencia
A mischievous recipe calling for 3 tablespoons of candy, 10 gallons of not laughing, and 100 gallons of mother.
by Madhav, 826michigan
In this short epic, a pig and a snail pilot a NASA rocket and bring breaking news back to New York City.
by Jonathan Rivera Navarro, 826 Valencia
This poem celebrates and mourns a taco.
by Aiden Spence, Grade 3, 826NYC
This poem describes all of the reasons why green is the best color.
by Mohamed F., 826 MSP
This poem uses descriptive language to leave the reader clues about the animal it is depicting.
by Charlie, 826michigan
A very scientific retelling of why dinosaurs went extinct.
Armani, 826 New Orleans
A poem about the magic of bath time.
by Faisa, age 9, 826 MSP
This poem writes from the perspective of a Prairie Shooting Star flower, detailing a day in its life.
by Stefany Moreira, Vivi Small, Ana Rosas, Eugenia Rosas, and Jason Carrillo, 826NYC
This poem describes a warmer, tastier world run by young people.
by Ivan Newton Ponce, 826 Valencia
This poem uses sensory details to describe the writer's favorite places.
Ms. Lowe’s Fourth Grade Class at Roberto Clemente Learning Academy in Detroit, Michigan
An example of a "Neighborhood Poem" created as a class as part of 826Michigan's Rare Air/Aire Raro Young Authors' Book Project.
by Victor, 826 Valencia
This student gives thanks to ordinary objects in an ode.
by Alyssa, Kevin, Gustavo, Jocelyn, and Gabriel, 826LA
In science class, Victoria the Manticore makes fun of Carla the Witch for using magic, and a few bystanders step in to take a stand against bullying.
by Maribel O.G., Grade 4, 826 Valencia
In this story, a student gets to know a new teacher and discovers that things are not always as they seem.
by Angel Flores Vazquez, 826 Valencia
This poem illustrates the effectiveness of descriptive language.
by L.M., 826CHI
The story of a lonely ghost named Annabeth, a plan to kidnap children on Halloween, and an unlikely encounter that reveals the true nature of friendship.
by Lukas, 826 New Orleans
A student challenges the existence of Confederate monuments in New Orleans and builds the case for a monument to The Houma Nation instead.
by Girod, 826 New Orleans
This celebratory poem uses similes to list all of the things the writer loves about themself.
by Fatima, 826michigan
A list poem about a beautiful room and a beautiful family in both English and Spanish.
by Jekaya, 826 Boston
A student reflects on what it takes to stand up to bullies and speak up for others.
by Selene Freudenberg, 826michigan
This hero’s journey leads an unlikely suspect into a land of books with a plot-disrupting villain who must be destroyed in order to save a multitude of characters, including Harry Potter!
by Olivia, 826NYC
An elegy for corn.
by Violeta, 826CHI
A monster's routine trip for tuna sandwich ingredients results in a broken arm!