“These young writers are doing that hard, rewarding, and sometimes sublime work of imagining lives outside their own.”
–Rebecca Scherm, Author of Unbecoming
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Paperback 5″ x 8″
List price: $12 Print / $4.99 ebook
Publisher: MG Press
MG Press partnered with 826michigan for this exciting project with a simple goal: gain new perspectives on history through the eyes of the eighth graders at Scarlett Middle School. Why? Recording history not only serves as our collective memory, but the changing perspectives of our understanding of history and how we make sense of our experiences in the here and now. The students, in the midst of learning about historical fiction and its significance, wrote about times before they were born, all the way up to recent memory, exploring a new vantage on world events, things close to home, and even just the everyday.
826michigan is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this in mind, we provide after-school tutoring, evening workshops, in-school residencies, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications. All our programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student’s power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice.