826 Network Stories

Category: Student Writing

Flores Around The Block | 826michigan

September 23, 2018

Around the block there are flowers, roses and daisies. They’re beautiful. There is a garden. There are a lot of flowers and cute cats. There are butterflies. Sometimes there are parties. When my neighbors have a party, they have dances … Continue reading

Once More, She Repeated A Pattern | 826 Boston

September 23, 2018

Often she approaches me with a bunch of papers and asks me to read and explain them to her. I know for sure what kind of information the papers contain. It’s either another English course opening up that she wants … Continue reading

Am I Your Wildest Dream? | 826LA

September 23, 2018

To My Dearest Ancestors, Because of you I have power, strength, and resilience burning in my veins, passing through every ounce of my body. But I’m left with one question for you: Am I Your Wildest Dream? Did you ever … Continue reading

Find Love | 826DC

September 23, 2018

You find love in the fist that comes flying You find love in the abusive words that flow from his mouth You find love in being on financial lockdown You find love in being talked down to in fearing for … Continue reading

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