The tiger He destroyed his cage Yes YES The tiger is out Originally published in “They’re Singing a Song in Their Rocket” and “You Will Be Able to Say a Thousand Words”Read More
This Time They Hear You
is our newest book, an illustrated collection of science-inspired fairytales written by local third-grade authors and published through our Young Authors' Book Project (YABP).
From revising sonnets, exploring fractions, and illustrating centaurs to donating and spreading the word about 826DC, there are a ton of ways to help magic happen here.
help students of all ages write their own paths forward—and have fun doing it. At risk for a zombie apocalypse? We've got a writing workshop lesson plan for that. Running for Kid President? We can help a student craft her winning platform. From the serious to the silly, we're ready to create with you.
In my city, Washington D.C., the buildings that crowd our streets are often colored. They have been, at times, temporarily decorated in the bright colors of Shepard Fairey’s famous stencil of President Obama; or otherwise come to be part of the very fabric of the city – John Bailey’s mural of Marilyn Monroe in Woodley Park comes to mind, as well Byron Pecks’ icon image of Duke Ellington on the True Reformer building overlooking the U-Street corridor.Read More
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Featured News, Press and stories from 826DC
This year’s Paddlestar Galactica was a blast! We gathered at SPIN DC with excitement, fabulous costumes, and competitive spirit, all excited to amplify youth voices here in DC.Read More
826DC Executive Director Zachary Clark and co-founder Kira Wisniewski recently went on ABC7 WJLA’s Let’s Talk Live to talk about Paddlestar Galactica, 826DC’s ping-pong tournament fundraiser!Read More
We’re delighted to welcome Eileen Chong to the team as our Interim After-School Writing Lab Coordinator!Read More
We asked some of the third-grade authors of upcoming 826DC Young Authors’ Book Project book “This Time They Hear You,” a collection of science-inspired fairytales, what their stories are about.Read More
Shayna Baggatts-Porter recently joined the 826DC team as our Special Projects Associate! She is helping us with a ton of exciting projects like expanding our Visiting Authors Program and developing 826DC’s two-week summer writing workshop.Read More