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