Alonso was born in 2001 in Boston, Massachusetts. He lives with his mom, dad, four sisters, and dog ChiChi. He is grateful for life on earth and being with friends and
family, and he loves playing video games. He is inspired by his grandmother because she is a hard worker. Alonso would like to be a bodyguard or photographer. He would also like to learn multiple languages someday.
by Harrison, 826michigan
A recursive poem that helps students explore the potential connections between math fractals and verse.
by Chelsea, 826NYC
An acrostic poem about the Black Lives Matter movement.
by Renee, 826NYC
A poem about a place where ideas can grow.
by Khloe Fewster, 826 Valencia
This poem uses repetition to give advice for when you're feeling unsure of yourself.
by Pia, 826NYC
A student reimagines food justice: Fruit Woman must convince Junk Food Man and Cheesecake Boy to eat their fruits and vegetables.
by Ibrahim, Grade 7, 826 MSP
In this letter from the Essential Words lesson, 7th grader Ibrahim thanks Nurses for the heart and soul they put into caring for their patients and fighting disease.
by Chelsea, 826NYC
A creative field guide to Daddy Longlegs.
by Curtis, 826michigan
A rhyming (inverse) ode to a very irritating noise.
by Eva, 826 Valencia
A student celebrates the journey of discovering whom to love.
by Jin, 826LA
This student says thank you to her Mom, her hero, for a life full love and beef noodles!
by Evelyn Escamilla, 826 Valencia
This poem uses metaphors and similes to describe happiness.
by Giovanna, 826NYC
An informative how-to on using a pen that can manipulate time and space.
by Uma Cantone, 826NYC
Ever wonder what would happen if the sky fell? This student uses metaphor to explore new beginnings.
by John, 826NYC
A creative commentary on food justice in which Digestive Man defends local farms from Corn Boy and the Factory Farmers!
by Luis, 826LA
A rap song dedicated to the Marvel comic writer Stan Lee and his inspired creations like the Hulk, Deadpool, Iron Man, and The Fantastic Four.
by Johnny Vasquez, 826 MSP
A family interview reveals a mother's painful past and shines a light on her persistence.
by Asa, 826CHI
This narrator embarks on a mysterious vacation in the sky!
by Calvin, 826michigan
A student professes love—to a jalapeño!
by Alondra, 826CHI
An epic story of a princess who seeks acceptance among the stars.
by Jason, 826michigan
Making bottle flipping look like child's play, this piece outlines rules for the new, competitive Fantasy Sport "Pencils".
by 826NYC students
This collaborative poem explores the many sides and senses of laughter.
by Wayne Gillyard, 826 Valencia
This poem shares the writer's love of all things yellow.
by Madison, 826CHI
In this compelling essay, a student rejects apathy and explores what really matters in conversations about solving gun violence towards black and brown men.
by Leslie, 826NYC
In this imaginative narrative about food justice, Golden Girl and LoLo go up against the evil Chemical Bug so kids everywhere can eat healthy fruits and vegetables.
by Jose Martin Gomez, 826 Valencia
This poem celebrates a special person in the writer's life.
by Luis, 826LA
This student writes a letter to a hero with a sweet double kick: Jackie Chan!
by Destiny, 826NYC
In this poem, a student contrasts conflicting perspectives on the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
by V.G., 826LA
A poem that muses on the purpose of borders in question and answer format.
by Renée, 826NYC
A persuasive letter detailing to the recipient the pointlessness of writing a persuasive letter. A helpful example for reluctant writers.
by Issa Caothien, 826NYC
In this resolution inspired by the "Include Someone" lesson and Cartoon Network storyboard, we learn that if you work together, you're golden!
by Marco, 826LA
A screenplay about a plane crash and an epic journey to Mexico, with a twist!
by Satis, 826 Valencia
A student argues for the importance of transgender rights in response to current events.
by Sela, 826 MSP
This poem holds big dreams for the speaker's future.
by Mateo, 826CHI
An informative entry on the meaning and usage of a student-inspired word: doomungous.
by Kevin, 826NYC
An informational briefing on a horrible incident in the year 5176 that changed the hoverboarding industry forever.
by Renee, 826NYC
A poem that explores all that a tree can stand for.
by Christian, 826michigan
In this resolution inspired by the "Include Someone" lesson and Cartoon Network storyboard, we learn that sometimes the easiest way to make someone feel included is by lending a hand.
by Sam, 826CHI
In this poem, a student pits mathematics against the unknown.
by Sahir M., Grade 7
This poem uses metaphors to describe who the speaker really is.
by Djeneba, 826michigan
A student’s manifesto!
by Elsy, 826LA
Song lyrics about memories of cake and pizza, friendship, and giving 1,000 opinions.
by Angel, 826CHI
Several friends harness a new source of energy and develop superpowers—with a surprise ending! Both Spanish and English versions available.
by Amaya, 826michigan
A letter devoted to a favorite fruit that’s sweet and sour just like this student’s favorite candy: Sour Patch Kids!
by Lesly, 826 Valencia
A sports poem about the losing blues.
by Jamie, 826 Valencia
A metaphorical poem about frustrations, from homework to homelessness.
by Saeed, 826NYC
Food justice advocacy is reimagined by this student as an epic battle rages between Nutriman, Captain Nutritional, and Junkster in a school cafeteria!
by Isabella Serrato, Grade 7, 826 Dallas Project
This poem uses sound devices to enhance the overall tone.
by Duanté, 826 Valencia
A personal narrative about race and identity.