by Nicolien Buholzer, 826LA
In this lesson, students consider the perspective of a villain they love to hate. They will create a compelling backstory…
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.
Elsie, 826 New Orleans
In this poem, a student celebrates individuality.
by Kevin J. Ortiz, 826DC
A personal narrative about a trip to Ocean City, a lonely puppy, and sharing our fears with others.
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 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 Winta, 826DC
A concise but essential list of survival tips in the event of a sweet disaster.
by Jack, Grade 5, 826 New Orleans
In this transcript, a student shares three clear actions to stand up to bullies.
by Joshua, 826CHI
Alien monsters and a young boy forge a friendship over a dramatic series of events.
by Marisa, 826NYC
A student reports on Islamophobia, using research and interviews to explore this mindset and its damaging repercussions.
by Dahlia-Rose, 826NYC
A field guide to Queen Anne’s Lace and a day in the life from a flower’s perspective.
by Abdinasir, 826 MSP
This poem shares what someone might experience on Halloween.
by Zoe Gomez, 826 New Orleans
Through a series of questions, this poem asks what if the world was different.
by Yanni, 826NYC
This poem is written in the style of William Carlos Williams’ “This is Just to Say” and celebrates small acts of unapologetic joy.
by Javier, 826DC
A student wishes for unexpected pops of color.
by Marisol, 826michigan
A young girl's poem about all the life she sees in her yard. English and Spanish versions included.
by Marvin, 826CHI
A troubled young man ends up in another boy’s dreams.
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 Natalie, 826CHI
A spirit named Janet haunts a dance studio as five young dancers arm themselves with a vacuum, a bottle, and the internet.
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 Sumaya, 826 MSP
This poem uses analogies to describe different objects the writer would like to be.
by Liliana, 826DC
This student’s heartbreaking personal narrative describes what it can feel like to have your parents get divorced.
by Erriyanna, 826michigan
An epic poem about a younger sister. English and Spanish versions included.
by Alan, 826DC
This poem describes the thoughts of hunger.
by Ciaran, 826NYC
A creative field guide to a Mourning Cloak butterfly who lives in New York City.
Raven, 826 New Orleans
You guessed it—an ode to cookies.
by Marco, 826LA
A screenplay about a plane crash and an epic journey to Mexico, with a twist!
by Giannyl Guerrero Cabral, 826 Boston
A practical list of ways anyone can stop bullying.
by Charlie, 826michigan
A very scientific retelling of why dinosaurs went extinct.
by Marisa, 826michigan
A series of tweets about an adventurous cat named Marcus. #SuperCat #Meow
by Felix E., 826 Valencia
A student's fear is conquered after a startling discovery.
by Aiden Spence, Grade 3, 826NYC
This poem describes all of the reasons why green is the best color.
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 Alex, 826michigan
Percy Jackson’s story retold—in a single tweet!
by Caleigh, 826LA
A letter offering a concise yet compelling list of all that awaits in LA.
by Fatima, 826michigan
A list poem about a beautiful room and a beautiful family in both English and Spanish.
by Quinn, 826CHI
A piece that explores the dynamic nature of love and might just become your next Valentine's Day card.
by Victor, 826 Valencia
This student gives thanks to ordinary objects in an ode.
by Violeta, 826CHI
A monster's routine trip for tuna sandwich ingredients results in a broken arm!
by Daphne, 826 Valencia
A girl named Chloe embarks on a heroic mission after discovering a new super-identity: Fluffy Justice!
by Kelis, 826NYC
On the planet Mars, Zoe must defeat the supervillain Zygorn to avenge her family! Wait—was it all a dream?
by Maria, 826 Valencia
This student gives thanks to ordinary objects in an ode.
by Eric, 826CHI
This student recounts a fictional chat with George Washington about the American Revolution over a meal.
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 Kelis, 826michigan
This student describes what it would be like to become the first female president, campaigning on education for all, friendlier attitudes, more food and housing, and snow days!
by Alexa, 826michigan
A poem that tastes like pepperoni pizza.
by Kaitlyn, 826NYC
A creation myth reimagined in a poem.
by Juna, 826michigan
A poem about taking the world in—and letting go.
by Lina, 826 Valencia
A mischievous recipe calling for 3 tablespoons of candy, 10 gallons of not laughing, and 100 gallons of mother.
by Yarely, 826michigan
A poem about grandma. 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 Robert, 826CHI
A collection of haikus spanning books and cosmology.
by Jonathan Rivera Navarro, 826 Valencia
This poem celebrates and mourns a taco.
by Mohamed F., 826 MSP
This poem uses descriptive language to leave the reader clues about the animal it is depicting.
by Kevin, 826LA
A letter from the author to the author on appreciating both the unconventional and conventional parts of oneself.
by Oscar, 826CHI
The story of a lifetime—literally.
by Alfredo Enriquez-Aguilar, 826 Valencia
Have you ever wanted to care for a dragon? This poem teaches you how.
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 Maia Sears, 826michigan
This student describes exciting things the future will bring, like elevators that can reach space!
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 Madison, 826 New Orleans
This poem leaves the reader descriptive clues to help them guess the mystery food.
by Talia, 826NYC
A creative field guide to Sea Lettuce.
by Chelsea, 826NYC
An academically-inclined student passes on their favorite tips for having fun before fifth grade starts.
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 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 Elian de Leon, 826NYC
A poem that focuses on color and translates it into sensory details.
by Jeffrey, 826DC
In this "I Wish" poem, written in both Spanish and English, a student dreams of a more colorful world.
by Naomi, 826michigan
A (mostly) love letter to a kiwi with delicious imagery.
by Elaine, 826 Boston
A diary entry reflecting on a secret mission to Mars!
by Keila S.O., 826michigan
An “I Am From” poem about growing up in Detroit.
Ren, 826 New Orleans
In this poem, a student explores what summer means to them.
by Ramatoulie, 826DC
A student shares memories of transitioning from Gambia to a new home in the United States, complete with a snowy encounter.
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 Sherilyn, 826LA
A story about what to do when one witnesses 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 Yasmeen W, Grade 3, 826 Valencia
In this descriptive short story, a student overcomes their fear of turning on their video.
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 Salma, Grade 5, 826 Boston
A student reminds herself of the many ways she shines
by Athena, 826NYC
In this poem, a student explores both the seen and unseen powers of a superhero.
by Kayla, 826LA
This author reflects on an act of kindness to someone in need.
by Kayamaghi, 826NYC
A lab experiment goes wrong and a humble scientist must save Superhero Land from a super speedy villain!
by Jalen, 826NYC
A series of superhero haiku inspired by engineering secret lairs.
by Joseline, 826DC
A personal narrative about a teensie, tiny bit of jealousy for a new baby sister turning into love.
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 Keila, 826michigan
An "I A From" poem. English and Spanish versions included.
by Elena, 826michigan
Thinking of Cherry Coke lip gloss, community, and dancing, this narrator celebrates life from their front stoop.
by Milo, 826NYC
A creative origin story in which a programmer simultaneously creates life and biology in a program.
by Will, 826michigan
A student imagines life in the future.
by Reyes, 826NYC
A creative field guide to the eastern gray squirrel.
by Natalie, 826 Valencia
A recipe for how to create a legendary rapper.
by Victor, 826 Valencia
An ode to Beans, Rice, and Chicken.
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 Olivia, 826NYC
An elegy for corn.
Armani, 826 New Orleans
A poem about the magic of bath time.
by Penelope, 826 Valencia
In this superhero story, Super Duper Scarlet must save San Fran Superland from Doctor Nefario!
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 Ehmely, 826CHI
A crucial missive for anyone playing a high-stakes game of "Hide and Seek".
by Athena, 826NYC
An "I Am From" superhero persona poem.
by Natalia, 826CHI
A story told by her grandfather leads Betty on a journey where fiction and reality collide.
by Jude, 826michigan
A student describes life in the future, complete with 3-D pens and hologram television!
by Claire, 826CHI
A poem about “unfinding” what was known and learning to explore.
by Aanya K., Grade 3, 826 LA
In this set of diary entries, a student explores what makes a villain.
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 Stefany Moreira, Vivi Small, Ana Rosas, Eugenia Rosas, and Jason Carrillo, 826NYC
This poem describes a warmer, tastier world run by young people.
by Christian, 826 New Orleans
This poem uses personification to introduce the audience to an olive and its cousin, Jeff.
by Ivan Newton Ponce, 826 Valencia
This poem uses sensory details to describe the writer's favorite places.
by Rechab T., 826DC
This poem takes a surreal approach to describing a scene.
by Matthew, 826CHI
Originally written and recorded as a podcast, these two unlikely heroes and the technological crisis of year 3016 will have you gripping the edge of your seat!
by Angel Flores Vazquez, 826 Valencia
This poem illustrates the effectiveness of descriptive language.
by Jesús, 826 Valencia
In this superhero story, Spyman is on an important mission—saving donuts from becoming bagels!
by Marie, 826CHI
A monkey named Chesley saves the animals of the forest from an evil Master!
by Emmanuel, 826DC
A personal narrative about a tender first sighting between brothers on a family trip to El Salvador.
by Ava Tassinari, 826 Boston
A bullying incident on the school bus itches its way out.
by Ana, 826DC
A student learns an important lesson about staying calm while recounting a trip to Olive Garden that spiraled out of control!
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 Lux, 826NYC
A student reflects on their experiences with bullying and how they’ll take a stand in the future.
by Antoni L., 826DC
In this poem, the author discusses their origins through metaphor.
by Robert, 826CHI
A poem that explores the struggles of mine workers.
by Girod, 826 New Orleans
This celebratory poem uses similes to list all of the things the writer loves about themself.
by Meredith, 826michigan
A poem about globe-sized dreams.
by Simone, 826michigan
A poem about appreciating trees and why we should study them.
by Uma, 826NYC
A witty set of foolproof pickup lines.
by Salimatou, 826NYC
Together, a princess with superpowers and an orphan-turned-sidekick must save the king and queen of kingdom Atarica!
by Kathryn, 826NYC
A very scientific origin poem about french fries, starting with an argument between the sun and the moon.
by Faisa, age 9, 826 MSP
This poem writes from the perspective of a Prairie Shooting Star flower, detailing a day in its life.