Student Writing Gallery

Isabella’s “What I Want to Be When I Grow Up” from “I Want to Be a Lawyer of Crimes and Mysteries”

When I grow up, I want to be a lawyer. I think it will be fun to be one. I mean, there are lots of types of lawyers. There are lawyers that protect families. There are lawyers for crimes. The … read more

“Wind” by Jesenia, Winner of 826LA’s Disneyland Writing Contest

We recently hosted a Disneyland Writing Contest for our Tuesday and Thursday Night Tutoring students in Echo Park, who were tasked with writing an essay about the happiest day of their lives. 826LA’s Partners in Time members read the four … read more

Field Trip Book of the Week: “A Life Decision” Screenplay

826LA is proud to present our latest installment of our Field Trip Book of the Week series: a screenplay written by students from Camino Nuevo High School Miramar. Ms. Rodriguez’s 11th-grade class spent the morning with us, learning from 826LA … read more

Jose C.’s “My Superheroes” from “I Want to Be a Lawyer of Crimes and Mysteries”

As we continue to bask in the accomplishment of our latest chapbook, I Want to Be a Lawyer of Crimes and Mysteries, we wanted to share with you one of the stories from our latest release party, from Jose C.: … read more

Field Trip Book of the Week: “The Socusical: The Day Music Maid and Alex Brought Music and Soccer Together”

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 Beethoven Street Elementary School. Ms. Sandler’s third-grade class spent the morning with us, brainstorming, … read more

Student Writing: Sofia’s “Phone Hacking” in Good Times, Vol. 6 Issue 3

Phone hacking is the practice of intercepting telephone calls or voicemail messages, often by accessing the voicemail messages of a mobile phone. Phone hacking is growing as a security issue. Telephone hacking can happen to you anywhere in the world. … read more

Field Trip Book of the Week: “The Apple Screaming at the Moon”

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 Logan Span School in Echo Park. Ms. Choy’s class of kindergartners spent the morning … read more

“The Happiest Day of My Life” by Nelia, Winner of 826LA’s Disneyland Writing Contest

We recently hosted our first Disneyland Writing Contest for our After-School Tutoring students in Mar Vista, who were tasked with writing an essay about the happiest day of their lives. 826LA’s Partners in Time members read the four finalists’ essays … read more

Field Trip Book of the Week: “To the Fun Feline Upstairs, Beautiful Bobby & Other Poems for a Belly-Aching Bobcat”

In this Field Trip Book of the Week, we’d like to highlight one of our favorite field trip lessons: the Well-Wishing & Poetry-Writing field trip! Students from grades 2 through 5 join us on this field trip to write poems … read more

826LA Students Join Kid President in the Quest to Be Awesome

Students from our After-School Tutoring program last week put on their thinking caps and let their imaginations run wild while answering a series of Kid President-related writing prompts. Kid President (a.k.a. Robby Novak) is known for his contagious positivity that … read more