I live on Independence; each block a different terrain of street. Some like slabs of moon with craters that can turn a good car’s transmission belly up and puncture the vulnerable underside, and others smooth and quickly driven.
My trickster is a snake, and his name is Jose Lopez Jalson, and one day, he tricked his sister, a baby girl snake named Charlotte. He put a scary doll next to her, so that when she woke up, she screamed.
One day, Lisa and her alien friend from her home planet, Zooiftfoot, heard a loud bang. It was a great giant book, and the great giant book knocked down a willow tree. Lisa had ripped out all of the pages, 1-10,000 pages and ripped the cover off. Lisa did not want to be killed.
I wrote your name in the pizza box But couldn’t throw it away I missed us having pizza together All the way from night till day We used to fuss and fight But yet I still say I loved having pizza with you It was the only way we could play I wrote your name in the pizza box And couldn’t throw it away.
On Sunday, January 15th, Big Class students shared their work at Writers Resist New Orleans, an event in collaboration with with PEN America, as part of a international day of readings championing freedom of speech, and the power of expression to change the world.
Quincy (Grade 8), Alekesis (Grade 8), and Sanii (Grade 3) shared their work from our latest book, I Want You To Know Something About Me: Letters About The Election of Donald Trump by New Orleans Youth, available now to purchase here on our web site and at your local New Orleans book store.