This week's featured piece from the collection is "Dear Freshman Self" by Ivan Ango, first published in Get Used to the Seats. Reading Ivan's piece is Adam Mistler, a dedicated clerk for Tivoli's Astounding Magic Supply who also helped select the works in this collection as a member of the Editorial Board.Read More
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This week's featured piece from the collection is "Malcolm X and Greg" by Junior, first published in the After-School Tutoring chapbook, How to Act Like a Human. Reading it for us is Julie, a fifth grader who currently attends After-School Tutoring.Read More
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Intern Lara discusses how students in the Young Authors' Book Project establish the 5 W's-Who, What, When, Where, and Why-to help them explore and brainstorm on a topic that will eventually grow into a piece inspired by a specific moment.Read More
We are so excited to announce the arrival of our next student publication! Having To Tell Your Mother Is the Hardest Part is a collection of personal narratives written by students from Bruce Monroe @ Park View Elementary and the SEED School of Washington, DC.Read More
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Former intern Emily shares how students in the Young Authors' Book Project observe images of different social justices from across modern history and respond to them. They consider the connection of who they are and how they relate to the greater social context.Read More
Former intern Emily and intern Lara talk about the exploration of intersectionality with the students as part of the Young Authors' Book Project. They discover how unique even the simplest of characteristics are and how they give them identity they can be proud of.Read More