826 Network Stories

Category: Student Writing

Donut Madness | 826LA

August 1, 2018

Once 1,000 years ago, a man named Steve buried a sprinkle. He thought the sprinkle would make a donut tree. Steve told his friends, but they didn’t believe him. Then, the ground shook and it worked! It worked. The donut … Continue reading

It’s the 2018 Young Authors’ Book Project Season!

June 8, 2018

For students across the 826 Network, the end of the school year means summer vacation and the release of new publications, showcasing their hard work and creativity. Each year, each 826 chapter partners with one public school to create a … Continue reading

Dear Hillary Clinton | 826DC

April 9, 2018

Dear Hillary Clinton, I feel so sorry that you did not become the future president of the United States. This is sad for me because I think that a woman should be president to show that women don’t just do … Continue reading

Better Than You Think | 826 Boston

March 30, 2018

The first time when I went into a grocery store by myself without my parents was the first time I was followed by a grocery store clerk who assumed I was a thief. My friend and I wanted something to … Continue reading

As If It Was Yesterday | 826CHI

December 17, 2017

Jalia was pregnant at sixteen, chose to have an abortion, and now lives with regret. Getting pregnant at the age of sixteen was not the route Jalia’s family thought she would land upon, but she did. “At the time, I … Continue reading

Peach Rose | 826NYC

October 17, 2017

Latin Name: Rosa ‘Madame A. Meilland’. My plant would dress in casual attire but with a don’t-really-care attitude. My plant tries to fit in  but is usually forgotten, so it is basically a loner. My plant takes a lot of … Continue reading

We Are Models | 826NYC

August 17, 2017

We’re all different… Why would society want us all the “same”? Who says we can’t be ourselves— Fake… It’s  what society  wants Tall, skinny…”Barbie-figured” It’s all skin and bones! Blue eyes…blonde hair, Don’t care…right? What about…the other parts of society? … Continue reading

Me vs. Bad Luck | 826DC

July 18, 2017

At 1:59 p.m., almost two o’clock, the rides were full of people. No seat was empty for the ride where you lay down and you go up…down…up…down, and it keeps on going. I felt like I was going to fall … Continue reading

New YABP Book Releases Hot off the Presses!

June 22, 2017

For students across the 826 network, the end of the school year means summer vacation and the release of new publications, showcasing their hard work and creativity. From 826 Boston’s very first illustrated book to 826NYC’s creative take on food justice issues, there’s something … Continue reading