It’s the 826 Quarterly, vol. 21!

Teenage author reading from a stage in the Writing Lab

Book cover with illustration of rainbow unicorns falling through the sky above San FranciscoPresenting our latest issue of the 826 Quarterly! Issue 21 features poems, stories, and essays from students ages 6–18 from across our programs. With beautiful illustrations by Eunice Moyle of Hello!Lucky, this volume contains everything from an ode to Pizzaland, to sweet and poignant poems about identity, to a powerful piece about what it’s like to be a teenage soldier. The collection features a glowing foreword by E. Eastman, local writer and longtime 826 Valencia volunteer.

At the release party for this issue, cookies and milk were enjoyed by all and many of the students read their work on stage. When asked what advice the newly published authors would like to share with aspiring writers of any age, Diego, age 8 said, “Just keep writing and don’t give up. You can always revise.” Another young Quarterly author added, “It’s going to turn out the best if you write about something you’re interested in.” We agree wholeheartedly!

If there’s a budding writer in your life or if you appreciate the wacky worlds young minds create, this collection will tumble into your heart like unicorns into the Bay (you’ll have to read it to see what that’s all about). Pick up your copy from our online store or your local bookstore!

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