“What Did You Write About?”

We asked the seventh-grade journalists of the upcoming 826DC Young Authors’ Book Project collection “We Matter: Notes from DC’s Generation Z,” to sum up what they chose to cover. Here’s what they said:

Eniya: “Why Go-Go music is important to DC natives.”

Nasir: “Police brutality and food insecurity.”

Chidiire: “SRO’s and how they affect students”

Evan: “The different cultures in DC and the embassies that support them”

Justin: “Howard University and its history, achievements, and popularity.”

Jaylen: “Washington DC’s sports teams’ winning streak!”

Bernaiah: “Saving the Anacostia River from pollution.”

Janiyah: “The boomerang effect of black teen youth violence.”

Jazzi: “Gentrification and how it affects DC residents.”

Noa: “Mami’s story about her desires for her children.”

Doran: “Allergies in DC and how to resolve them.”

Khari: “Ever-changing food culture in DC.”

Zeadon: “Sexism within my own community.”

Samantha: “How does gentrification affect DC?”

Zasia: “Police brutality in DC and how it affected African-Americans.”

Eliyah: “Public schools vs. charter schools in the U.S.”

Ambriah: “The history of Chocolate City.”

We can’t wait for you to read this thoughtful, powerful collection, coming soon to our storefront (we ship worldwide!) and to select bookstores across Washington, DC.

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