Category: Get Involved

Support 826 National This Holiday!

December 16, 2022

As you shop this holiday season, we wanted to share how you can continue to support 826 National and our mission: Shop with 826 National through Amazon Smile   Get into the holiday spirit with A Very She & Him … Continue reading

Banned Books Reading List | Banned Books Week 2022

September 22, 2022

At 826, we’ve had the incredible opportunity to collaborate and work with amazing writers – many whose works have been banned and challenged. To honor and celebrate these writers and their stories, we’ve selected a few of them in our … Continue reading

Dear Banned Book Author | Banned Books Week 2022

September 21, 2022

InPEN America’s latest report on book censorship, they counted 874 different authors, 198 illustrators, and 9 translators to have been banned – many who have been banned multiple times in various districts. Their research also discovered that many banned and … Continue reading

826 Digital Resources | Banned Books Week 2022

September 20, 2022

This year’s Banned Books Week theme “Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us” highlights how stories connect people and communities together. “Sharing stories important to us means sharing a part of ourselves,” the American Library Association (ALA) explained. “Books reach across … Continue reading

Banded Against Banned Books | Banned Books Week 2022

September 19, 2022

At 826 National, we believe that all students should have the opportunity to see themselves in the stories they read and write the stories that haven’t been told. Today’s banned books movement threatens students’ ability to do so.   This year, … Continue reading

Inside the new 826 Digital

September 15, 2022

826 National’s platform for teachers, 826 Digital, recently received a makeover. The new platform boasts increased accessibility, a new resource library with advanced search capacities, new features for sharing and saving resources—including adding resources to Google Classroom—and more opportunities for … Continue reading

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On Today’s Writing Education Landscape

August 29, 2022

In 2020, the 826 National Research team published part one of “The Truth About Writing Education.” The first report in this series focused on creating awareness  and solutions about the current state of writing education in America through interviews with … Continue reading

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826 National’s Newest Publication with Ada Limón

August 18, 2022

We’re excited to welcome Ada Limón as our 24th Poet Laureate!  As a leader in youth writing education and student publishing, 826 National was asked by the Library of Congress to nominate three poets for the Poet Laureate position – … Continue reading

How to Help Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York

June 15, 2022

At 826, we believe writing is power. By publishing student work, we amplify future thought leaders. In honor of the 826 mission and the lives lost and affected by gun violence, we’ve donated 25% of 826 Digital Bookstore’s May proceeds … Continue reading