Youth Essay Contest Winners and Runners-up!

PEN/Faulkner is excited to announce the winners and runners-up for this year's Youth Essay Contest! Writers were asked to submit personal essays on the theme of "Rise Up." Each of the winners and runners-up will receive a monetary prize, and the two winners will read...

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Guest Blogger: Coolidge High School’s Clare Berke

  Dolen Perkins-Valdez, author of Wench, visited my tenth grade classes as part of our third unit of the school year. The unit theme was love, and the essential question was: Does love free us or cage us? Throughout the unit, students discussed and wrote about this...

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Loving Language with Lulu Delacre

 On Thursday, October 11th Lulu Delacre visited the Cardozo Senior High School teen parent book club to discuss Jay and Ben, as well as her bilingual book Arrorró, Mi Niño, a book of Latino lullabies and gentle games. She discussed her inspiration for writing Arrorró,...

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