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826 Quarterly Volume 17

826 Quarterly Volume 17
This is a very special issue of the 826 Quarterly, a more-like-twice-yearly publication containing fiction, non-fiction, and poetry written by authors ages 6-18. This issue celebrates the 10th anniversary of 826 Valencia, an educational non-profit based in San Francisco, CA, and contains the best of the best student writing from across the last decade. This Quarterly has it all: short fiction from some of the first writers to start their careers in 826 workshops, middle school love poems in all their mushy and yucky-ness, hard-hitting student journalism about mermaids and Martin Luther King, Jr., a teenager's view of growing up in San Francisco's Mission District. Themes range from the serious subjects that youth wrestle with, like coming of age, to forays into love and poetry about outer space. This issue also features a play about the president that gives great insight into high school life in 2003, another script in which Darkness helps a young girl, stories about horse books and silk pouches, and some 826 Valencia all-time favorites including letters to the first family. Complete with a forward penned by the elusive Lemony Snicket, this issue is packed with pieces guaranteed to inform, entertain, and inspire readers of all ages.
Publication Date: 
May 2, 2013

Paperback Fiction

When Franny Stands Up
By: Robins, Eden
Brown Girls
By: Andreades, Daphne Palasi
By: Kapelke-Dale, Rachel
Last Life
By: Messud, Claire
Violin Conspiracy
By: Slocumb, Brendan
Wish for Winter
By: Shipman, Viola
Anywhere You Run
By: Morris, Wanda M
Greenwich Park
By: Faulkner, Katherine
Seven Moons of Maali Almeida
By: Karunatilaka, Shehan

Hardcover Non-Fiction

Blue Zones American Kitchen
By: Buettner, Dan
Chuck Berry
By: Smith, Rj
Book of Days
By: Smith, Patti
Empire of Ice and Stone
By: Levy, Buddy
Polar Exposure
By: Aston, Felicity
By: Bono
Hollywood The Oral History
By: Wasson, Sam
Dickens and Prince
By: Hornby, Nick
Great Air Race
By: Lancaster, John

Hardcover Fiction

Light Pirate
Author: Brooks-Dalton, Lily
World of Curiosities
Author: Penny, Louise
Stella Maris
Author: McCarthy, Cormac
Someday Maybe
Author: Nwabineli, Onyi
Twist of a Knife
Author: Horowitz, Anthony
All the Broken Places
Author: Boyne, John
Boy and the Dog
Author: Hase, Seishu
Five Survive
Author: Jackson, Holly
Alone with You in the Ether: A Love Story
Author: Blake, Olivie