This edition of the 826 Quarterly contains fiction, non-fiction, and poetry written by authors ages 6-18. The pieces are selected from all of 826 Valencia's free programs for students, as well as at-large submissions. Pieces are chosen in a traditional literary journal style by an editorial board comprised of students and volunteer tutors. Like all writing coming out of 826 Valencia, this is by kids for kids, in a language that doesn't talk up or down to the readers, but straight across. Some of the pieces are straightforward, some unusually experimental. The writing is advanced and the themes explore issues that kids are actually interested in and that adults are sure to enjoy as well. This issue features a foreword by Thao Nguyen, the front woman of Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, and cover art by Gene Luen Yang of American Born Chinese and Boxers & Saints.
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 18 Years|
About the Author
826 Valencia is an innovative educational non-profit offering free after-school tutoring and writing workshops to students ages 6-18 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Thao Nguyen is a singer and songwriter and front woman of the band Thao and the Get Down Stay Down. She lives in San Francisco. Gene Luen Yang is the author and artist of the graphic novels American Born Chinese and Boxers & Saints. Molly Parent has worked with student writers at 826 Valencia since 2009. She is a teacher and writer. She works with a team of staff and volunteers to deliver free writing programs to Bay Area youth and publish their work in chapbooks, magazines, newspapers, and other publications. She lives in San Francisco.