Big Class's mission is to cultivate and support the voices of New Orleans' writers ages 6-18 through creative collaborations with schools and communities.


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Courageous, Eccentric, Diverse: New Monuments for New Orleans written by the third graders of Homer A. Plessy Community School, is now available for preorder!

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Shop our newest publicationsSomething Ain't Right is a collection of spooky stories by youth throughout New Orleans.

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Construction on the forthcoming 826 New Orleans Youth Writing Center is in full swing! We will open our doors in early 2018 as a hub for literacy, creativity, and self-expression.

When Big Class becomes 826 New Orleans in 2018, we will open the New Orleans Haunting Supply Co., a storefront supplying good and services for the supernaturals of the Crescent City.


"My path was shaped a bit by the fact that certain states cook without seasoning. Being a kid of New Orleans I am used to eating with a lot of flavor."
–Darrius, Grade 11, from History Between These Folds

Click here to read more Big Class student writing.