by Khari Garris, New York, NY
A student remembers what life was like before the COVID-19 pandemic, and imagines a brighter day when schools reopen.
by John, 826NYC
A creative commentary on food justice in which Digestive Man defends local farms from Corn Boy and the Factory Farmers!
by Simone, 826michigan
A poem about appreciating trees and why we should study them.
by Kevin, 826NYC
A wizened middle schooler offers the benefits of sixth grade to younger readers, sprinkling in a few tips to survive and thrive in their year ahead.
by Najah, Grade 6, 826 MSP
A student appreciates and reflects on her mother's kindness over the years.
by Liliana, 826DC
This student’s heartbreaking personal narrative describes what it can feel like to have your parents get divorced.
by Mady, 826 Valencia
A student examines the mermaid industry today through a historical lens that begins in the late-nineteenth century, turning fantasy into a profession.
by Chelsea, 826NYC
A creative field guide to Daddy Longlegs.
by Ari, 826CHI
In the Realm of Virtues, a search for attention and significance teaches these characters an important lesson about what it means to be human!
by Marisa, 826michigan
A series of tweets about an adventurous cat named Marcus. #SuperCat #Meow
by Milo, 826NYC
A creative origin story in which a programmer simultaneously creates life and biology in a program.
by Jalen, 826NYC
A series of superhero haiku inspired by engineering secret lairs.
by Marisa, 826NYC
A student reports on Islamophobia, using research and interviews to explore this mindset and its damaging repercussions.
by Armaan, 826CHI
This author recounts the beginning of a family tradition: the best homemade sandwich ever!
by Athena, 826NYC
In this poem, a student explores both the seen and unseen powers of a superhero.
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 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 Emmanuel, 826DC
A personal narrative about a tender first sighting between brothers on a family trip to El Salvador.
by Marco, 826LA
A screenplay about a plane crash and an epic journey to Mexico, with a twist!
by Talia, 826NYC
A creative field guide to Sea Lettuce.
by Giovanna, 826NYC
An informative how-to on using a pen that can manipulate time and space.
by Athena, 826NYC
An "I Am From" superhero persona poem.
by Jesús, 826 Valencia
In this superhero story, Spyman is on an important mission—saving donuts from becoming bagels!
by Penelope, 826 Valencia
In this superhero story, Super Duper Scarlet must save San Fran Superland from Doctor Nefario!
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 Jacore, 826 Valencia
An intriguing and educational essay discussing environmental consciousness and the devastating effects of global warming.
by Elsy, 826LA
Song lyrics about memories of cake and pizza, friendship, and giving 1,000 opinions.
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 Uma, 826NYC
A witty set of foolproof pickup lines.
by Daphne, 826 Valencia
A girl named Chloe embarks on a heroic mission after discovering a new super-identity: Fluffy Justice!
by Alondra, 826CHI
An epic story of a princess who seeks acceptance among the stars.
by Joseline, 826DC
A personal narrative about a teensie, tiny bit of jealousy for a new baby sister turning into love.
by Uma Cantone, 826NYC
Ever wonder what would happen if the sky fell? This student uses metaphor to explore new beginnings.
by Kevin J. Ortiz, 826DC
A personal narrative about a trip to Ocean City, a lonely puppy, and sharing our fears with others.
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 Jin, 826LA
This student says thank you to her Mom, her hero, for a life full love and beef noodles!
by Charlotte, 826CHI
A poem about spring!
by Meredith, 826michigan
A poem about globe-sized dreams.
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 Lina, 826 Valencia
A mischievous recipe calling for 3 tablespoons of candy, 10 gallons of not laughing, and 100 gallons of mother.
by Evelyn Escamilla, 826 Valencia
This poem uses metaphors and similes to describe happiness.
by Kaitlyn, 826NYC
A creation myth reimagined in a poem.
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 826NYC students
This collaborative poem explores the many sides and senses of laughter.
by Gael, 826CHI
A poem about becoming a dancer.
by Khloe Fewster, 826 Valencia
This poem uses repetition to give advice for when you're feeling unsure of yourself.
by Luis, 826LA
This student writes a letter to a hero with a sweet double kick: Jackie Chan!
by Elaine, 826 Boston
A diary entry reflecting on a secret mission to Mars!
by Kathryn, 826NYC
A very scientific origin poem about french fries, starting with an argument between the sun and the moon.
by Wayne Gillyard, 826 Valencia
This poem shares the writer's love of all things yellow.
by Harrison, 826michigan
A recursive poem that helps students explore the potential connections between math fractals and verse.
by Destiny, 826NYC
In this poem, a student contrasts conflicting perspectives on the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
by Madison, 826 New Orleans
This poem leaves the reader descriptive clues to help them guess the mystery food.
by Jose Martin Gomez, 826 Valencia
This poem celebrates a special person in the writer's life.
by Natalie, 826 Valencia
A recipe for how to create a legendary rapper.
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 Guinevre, 826CHI
A persuasive letter with a few ideas on how to improve cafeteria lunches at school.
by Charlotte, 826CHI
A collection of haikus spanning sushi to surviving the sixth grade.
by Sophia, 826CHI
In this poem, a student makes some noise about resilience and beating the odds.
by Satis, 826 Valencia
A student argues for the importance of transgender rights in response to current events.
by Renee, 826NYC
A poem that explores all that a tree can stand for.
by Isabella, 826CHI
A student describes a scrumptious five-course meal—everything except the vegetables, that is!
by Brigid, 826CHI
A poem about facing fear—and learning how to shine.