In the News: History Between These Folds in the National Association of Black Journalists

By Daja Henry

NABJ Monitor

August 12, 2017

Carver High student Kiara Geiger ('18) autographs a copy of "History Between These Folds." (Mya Ebanks/Big Class)

Carver High student Kiara Geiger ('18) autographs a copy of "History Between These Folds." (Mya Ebanks/Big Class)

New Orleans, also known as the “Big Easy,” is a cultural hub that attracts millions of tourists each year. But growing up in New Orleans can be far from easy.

Big Class, a nonprofit that focuses on students’ self-expression, is lending a hand to the city’s youth. The organization partners with local schools to encourage students to find positive ways to express themselves through writing and art. 

This year, Big Class is working with the eleventh grade students of George Washington Carver High School, located in a neighborhood  where residents are still recovering from the damage of Hurricane Katrina. As part of Big Class’ Young Authors’ Book Project,  students wrote History Between These Folds, a collection of personal essays.

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