Collage, from Harper's Bazaar, of Amanda Gorman, VP Kamala Harris, Lady Gaga, Dr. Jill Biden, and Jennifer Lopez

The Brookland Buzz on the Inauguration

Young journalists from Brookland Middle School wrote about inaugural fashion, history, and more in last month’s issue of The Brookland Buzz.

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How Do Communities Come Together?

That’s the question that Ms. Susan’s fourth grade class at Bridges Public Charter School will answer in this year’s Young Authors’ Book Project (YABP) book!

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Group Stories, Illustrated!

826DC has been working with first grade authors from J.O. Wilson Elementary on group storytelling! Still learning from home, the students teamed up to write their stories together remotely.

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Editing the Brookland Buzz

Meet the editors of Brookland Middle School‘s first student-led online newspaper, the Brookland Buzz!

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Chloe Plefka

Cataloging Student Writing

My name is Chloe and I am a Communications and Development Intern with 826DC this fall! One of my responsibilities as an intern is to catalog and archive our marvelous student publications.

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Jason Reynolds photographed by Shawn Miller

Speaking with Jason Reynolds

This week, students from across the 826 Network spoke virtually with Jason Reynolds, a prolific author (from DC!) and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

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Meet the Staff: Deb Monti

We’re thrilled to introduce Deb Monti, 826DC’s Young Authors’ Book Project (YABP) Manager! She’s an artist, an educator, and the new magic-maker behind one of our much-loved publishing programs.

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Brandon Hill, a former 826DC intern

Brandon’s Note to Future Interns

As I end my time with 826DC, I am writing this note to welcome you to one of the most inclusive communities of which I have been a part.

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Tiffany Washington and Alexandra Banks

Meet the Staff: Tiffany and Alexandra

Tiffany and Alexandra, two wonderful AmeriCorps VISTA service members, recently joined the 826DC team! Check out this Q&A to get to know them both a little better.

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Ron Charles Reviews “We Matter”

Ron Charles, Book Critic at The Washington Post, reviewed “We Matter: Notes from Generation Z,” 826DC’s new essay collection by local seventh-grade scholars…

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