by Quinn, 826CHI
A piece that explores the dynamic nature of love and might just become your next Valentine's Day card.
by Keila S.O., 826michigan
An “I Am From” poem about growing up in Detroit.
by Reyes, 826NYC
A creative field guide to the eastern gray squirrel.
by Alan, 826DC
This poem describes the thoughts of hunger.
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 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 Jonathan Rivera Navarro, 826 Valencia
This poem celebrates and mourns a taco.
by Yasmeen W, Grade 3, 826 Valencia
In this descriptive short story, a student overcomes their fear of turning on their video.
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 Juna, 826michigan
A poem about taking the world in—and letting go.
by Jekaya, 826 Boston
A student reflects on what it takes to stand up to bullies and speak up for others.
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 Giannyl Guerrero Cabral, 826 Boston
A practical list of ways anyone can stop bullying.
by Violeta, 826CHI
A monster's routine trip for tuna sandwich ingredients results in a broken arm!
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 Ava Tassinari, 826 Boston
A bullying incident on the school bus itches its way out.
by Victor, 826 Valencia
An ode to Beans, Rice, and Chicken.
by Christian, 826 New Orleans
This poem uses personification to introduce the audience to an olive and its cousin, Jeff.
Armani, 826 New Orleans
A poem about the magic of bath time.
by Lux, 826NYC
A student reflects on their experiences with bullying and how they’ll take a stand in the future.
by Lina, 826 Valencia
A mischievous recipe calling for 3 tablespoons of candy, 10 gallons of not laughing, and 100 gallons of mother.
by Zoe Gomez, 826 New Orleans
Through a series of questions, this poem asks what if the world was different.
by Olivia, 826NYC
An elegy for corn.
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 Faisa, age 9, 826 MSP
This poem writes from the perspective of a Prairie Shooting Star flower, detailing a day in its life.
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 Clara, 826 Valencia
A detailed design for a new school that students would love, complete with outdoor spaces for tennis and ice-skating!
by Yarely, 826michigan
A poem about grandma. English and Spanish versions included.
by Marie, 826CHI
A monkey named Chesley saves the animals of the forest from an evil Master!
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 Naomi, 826michigan
A (mostly) love letter to a kiwi with delicious imagery.
by Joshua, 826CHI
Alien monsters and a young boy forge a friendship over a dramatic series of events.
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 Ivan Newton Ponce, 826 Valencia
This poem uses sensory details to describe the writer's favorite places.
by Charlie, 826michigan
A very scientific retelling of why dinosaurs went extinct.
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 Ciaran, 826NYC
A creative field guide to a Mourning Cloak butterfly who lives in New York City.
by Kayla, 826LA
This author reflects on an act of kindness to someone in need.
by Aiden Spence, Grade 3, 826NYC
This poem describes all of the reasons why green is the best color.
by Maria, 826 Valencia
This student gives thanks to ordinary objects in an ode.
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 Sebastian, 826 Valencia
In this story, a student finds a surprise within a Takis bag and makes a wish for a dream school.
by Dahlia-Rose, 826NYC
A field guide to Queen Anne’s Lace and a day in the life from a flower’s perspective.
by Aanya K., Grade 3, 826 LA
In this set of diary entries, a student explores what makes a villain.
by Caleigh, 826LA
A letter offering a concise yet compelling list of all that awaits in LA.
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 Will, 826michigan
A student imagines life in the future.
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 Fatima, 826michigan
A list poem about a beautiful room and a beautiful family in both English and Spanish.
by Alexa, 826michigan
A poem that tastes like pepperoni pizza.
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 Victor, 826 Valencia
This student gives thanks to ordinary objects in an ode.
by Ehmely, 826CHI
A crucial missive for anyone playing a high-stakes game of "Hide and Seek".
by Keila, 826michigan
An "I A From" poem. 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.
Ren, 826 New Orleans
In this poem, a student explores what summer means to them.
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 Girod, 826 New Orleans
This celebratory poem uses similes to list all of the things the writer loves about themself.
by Alex, 826michigan
Percy Jackson’s story retold—in a single tweet!
by Elian de Leon, 826NYC
A poem that focuses on color and translates it into sensory details.
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 Jude, 826michigan
A student describes life in the future, complete with 3-D pens and hologram television!
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 Antoni L., 826DC
In this poem, the author discusses their origins through metaphor.
by Angel Flores Vazquez, 826 Valencia
This poem illustrates the effectiveness of descriptive language.
by Winta, 826DC
A concise but essential list of survival tips in the event of a sweet disaster.
by Felix E., 826 Valencia
A student's fear is conquered after a startling discovery.
by Erriyanna, 826michigan
An epic poem about a younger sister. English and Spanish versions included.
by Mohamed F., 826 MSP
This poem uses descriptive language to leave the reader clues about the animal it is depicting.
by Natalie, 826 Valencia
A recipe for how to create a legendary rapper.
Raven, 826 New Orleans
You guessed it—an ode to cookies.
by Kevin, 826LA
A letter from the author to the author on appreciating both the unconventional and conventional parts of oneself.
by Sherilyn, 826LA
A story about what to do when one witnesses bullying.
by Marisol, 826michigan
A young girl's poem about all the life she sees in her yard. English and Spanish versions included.
by Rechab T., 826DC
This poem takes a surreal approach to describing a scene.
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 Zaid Rodriguez, 826 Valencia
This story immerses the reader in sensory details to tell the tale of what lies behind a mysterious door.