Want to encourage a young writer on your gift list? Four books and a signature book bag from Big Class is a great gift for the emerging writer!
Big Class offers free writing and publishing opportunities to young people across New Orleans, and these books represent their latest publishing projects with New Orleans students.
About the Books:
History Between These Folds is a collection of essays written by 11th graders at George Washington Carver High School and chronicle family, neighborhood, identity, and New Orleans, and reconfigure how we think about ourselves in relationship to broader sweeps of history.
Something Ain't Right is a collection of spooky stories by young New Orleans writers and inspired by eerie images throughout the Crescent City (the most haunted city in America).
I Want You to Know Something About Me
In the weeks after the 2016 presidential election, young people ages 8-18 across New Orleans wrote letters to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, friends, family, and their future selves. Their thoughtful letters range from angry to hopeful, and present the depth and breadth of what New Orleans' youth are thinking about in this moment. It also points to how much more they'll have to say and the urgency of hearing them, in the coming months and years.
Courageous, Eccentric, Diverse: New Monuments for New Orleans.
Written by the third graders of Homer A. Plessy Community School, this book is about who and what should replace the recently-removed Confederate monuments in New Orleans. From pelicans to Ruby Bridges to beignets to the Houma Tribe, the book is full of spectacular suggestions for New Orleans's public spaces--space meant for all people.
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