Like a Balloon That Wants to Pop

A homeless man gets a scholarship to medical school. A young lesbian boldly wears her rainbow pin on the first day of her freshman year. A young Mexican girl stands up to anti-immigrant prejudice. These are only some of the stories in Like a Balloon That Wants to Pop, a collection of short stories, memoirs, poems, and graphic novels written by 6th graders at MS 88 In Park Slope, Brooklyn inspired by the pressing social justice issues of our day.

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