I Told You Not to Buy a Robot

In I Told You Not to Buy A Robot & Other Stories, a collection of science fiction and magical realism short stories by 9th and 10th-grade students from Academy for Young Writers, readers will meet many extraordinary characters all leading wild lives. There’s Nyota and Nariyah, twins who learn an unexpected family secret on their 16th birthday. There’s Jiska and Nobu, men who fight each other until a deep misunderstanding is revealed. There’s a student with a magical pencil, a girl and a magical park bench, and a guy with a magical big dream. And of course, there’s the main character in the title story: Michella, desperate to save her friends and family from an army of robots! Come for the imaginative world building, stay for the emotional depth—once you pick up this book you will not be able to put it down!  Proceeds from the sale of this book benefit 826NYC, a nonprofit organization encouraging the exploration of endless possibilities through the power of writing.

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