Student Writing Gallery

Estefania’s “Frida Kahlo” from “Viva Mar Vista” Vol. 3, Issue 7

This is a self-portrait by Frida Kahlo, who was born in Mexico City and lived from 1907 to 1954. Frida got her painting skills from her grandfather, who was German. Her father was German but her mother was Mexican. The … read more

Summer Writing Series: Sergio’s “Mark the Mountain”

This is Mark the Mountain. His best friend is Tony the Bird. Together, they talk about how awesome it would be to travel to different places. Mark is happiest when it rains a lot so he could drink water, and … read more

Summer Writing Series: Mally’s “Dear Mr. Cheeseburger”

All summer long we’ll be sharing some student writing from our five-week English Language Learner Camp. This piece, written during Food Week by eight-year-old Mally, who is attending camp at our Echo Park center, is a letter to her favorite … read more

Evelyn’s “I Want a Sister (And and iPhone)” from “Our Mascot Means Brave and Courage”

I want to have a little sister so I could play with her. And so I could carry her and so I could show her how to talk. If I had an iPhone, I would play the iPhone so she … read more

Stacey’s “My Wishes – Age 11″ from “Street Lights Are Replaced With Gummy Bears”

My first wish would be candy. My second wish would be to win a science award and become a candy-maker. I would pick this because I love candy and want to learn how to make it for myself. I’d make … read more

Field Trip Book of the Week: “Froodledoodle Doodle Undercover”

We are proud to present our latest installment of our Field Trip Book of the Week series: a Storytelling & Bookmaking masterpiece written by students of Montara Avenue Elementary School at 826LA in Echo Park. Ms. Gedney’s and Mrs. Valdiva­Ford’s … read more

Ana’s “The Slang Culture” from “Good Times,” Vol. 6 Issue 5

Slang is a creative second language for adolescents and hip adults that is made by subcultures in society. Slang is complex, contagious, and trendy. Slang impacts the thinking, emotions, and actions of the people of our “hella fresh” nation. Some … read more

Field Trip Book of the Week: “Fluffy’s Big Race: When Aliens Invaded Maryland”

We are proud to present our final installment of our Field Trip Book of the Week series for the 2014-2015 school year: a Storytelling & Bookmaking masterpiece written by students of Ms. Wallace and Mrs. Wolff’s third-grade classes from Castle … read more

Karina’s “Science in My Life” from “Off to a Treacherous Corner”

Science is everywhere. It’s in your shoes, your bedroom, in the air, in space, in you. Most importantly, it is in schools. I have always loved my high school science classes. Not because of the friends I have made in … read more

Field Trip Book of the Week: “Catastrophe in Paris”

We are proud to present our latest installment of our Field Trip Book of the Week series: a Small Group Storytelling masterpiece written by students of Sandra Cisneros Learning Academy in Echo Park. Ms. Snodgrass’ seventh-grade students spent the morning … read more