Young writers from across New York City will gather in the Secret Library at 826NYC this Saturday for the official release of the 826NYC Review, Issue #7. The new installment of our annual literary review includes over 80 new works from young authors throughout all five boroughs. At the launch party, authors will have the chance to read their work to an audience of staff, volunteers, family, and friends.
Each year 826NYC compiles and publishes the best writing of young New Yorkers from Bay Ridge to the South Bronx. Many of these young authors are being published for the first time, others you may recognize from some of our other publications, but all of their stories help to crystallize the creativity, humor, and wisdom of the young people currently living, laughing, and learning in New York City. In our newest edition of the review, you can: read about the dark side of Sesame Street; get dating advice from someone who’s lactose tolerant; learn a new definition of self-righteous; discover what aliens can do (spoiler: everything, just like our students); and much, much more.
You can get your own copy of the 826NYC Review, Issue #7 at the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. or online here. The review includes a foreword by best-selling YA author, Maureen Johnson.
Excerpt from the 826NYC Review, Issue #7
By Tyonne Wesley, Age 14
Written during an 826NYC Memoir Writing Field Trip
I can describe me
All at one time
Everyone just listen
To my story inside
Independent, mature, virtue,
Is just what I show
But inside there is more to go
The world is shallow
And sees what its peers see
Just be you and then they’ll smile for opportunity
I could tell you a lot
Show you a lot
And teach you a lot
And then they’ll
Know the real Me
Looks can be deceiving, just show me the real you.
Many thanks to Sarah Azpeitia for designing and laying out this beautiful book and to Doug Salati for the incredible illustrations.