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I Am An Author: FT Anthology 2012-13 (E) By Open Books
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Prose and poetry from Open Books Adventures in Creative Writing field trips, 2012-13.
Senseless: RTW ChicagoQuest Winter 2011 By Open Books
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In the fall of 2011, 15 6th and 7th grade students from ChicagoQuest Charter School set out on a very ambitious journey: in 12 short weeks, they would conceptualize, write, edit, polish, agonize... More > over, and finally publish their own novellas. The task was a challenging one, but Open Books staff members and a tireless cadre of volunteer literacy coaches supported the students at every step, and, ultimately, 15 students were transformed into published authors. The students sought inspiration for these stories from Jeanne DuPrau’s celebrated novel The City of Ember. Their project was to imagine their lives without one of their five senses. Senseless is their collective anthology, and Open Books is proud to present it to the public.< Less
A Day Without: RTW Columbia Explorers Summer 2011 By Open Books
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The stories in this book were composed by a poised and intelligent group of 8th grade students from Columbia Explorers Academy during the summer of 2011. With the help of Open Books and a group of... More > enthusiastic volunteer mentors, each student spent five weeks dreaming up, writing, and revising the wonderful pieces herein. In addition to writing stories of their own, the group also worked through Jeanne DuPrau’s The City of Ember. Their task was to re-imagine their own lives and experiences with the subtraction of one of their five senses.< Less
I Can Conquer This By Open Books
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The stories in this book were composed by a talented group of 7th – 9th grade students from Perspectives Calumet Middle School during the summer of 2011. With the help of Open Books and a group... More > of enthusiastic volunteer mentors, each student spent five weeks dreaming up, writing, and revising the wonderful pieces herein. To gain inspiration for their writing, the group also read several examples of nonfiction writing and memoir, including the graphic novel Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri and excerpts from The Big Sea: An Autobiography by Langston Hughes.< Less
It's All About The Awesome Poets from Fairfield Academy By Open Books
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This is an important book. It marks an achievement and a transition in the lives of thirteen middle school students from Fairfield Scholastic Academy in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. For many of... More > the authors represented within these pages, you’re witnessing the moment that they discovered they are poets. During the fall of 2012, a cadre of Open Books staff, interns, and tremendous volunteers spent seven weeks traveling to Fairfield to work with the students there as part of their after school program. In some ways, we had it too easy. The Fairfield poets were eager to learn about writing, to delve into reading, and to perform, tweak, and script their words. We just helped them along.< Less
Now You Know Us: MItchell RTW 2012 By Open Books
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In the fall of 2012, a group of 7th and 8th grade students from Mitchell School set out on a very ambitious journey: in ten short weeks, they would conceptualize, write, edit, polish, and finally... More > publish their own memoirs. The task was a challenging one, but Open Books staff members and a tireless cadre of volunteer literacy coaches supported the students throughout. Ultimately, 21 students were transformed into published authors. The students sought inspiration for these memoirs from You Don’t Know Me by David Klass. Their project was to write a memoir about a piece of their lives that showcased their identity. In these pages, they share experiences that have made a big impact on who they are.< Less
With A Little Help From My... By Open Books
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This is an important book. It marks an achievement in the lives of eleven high school students from Chicago Talent Development Charter High School. It marks the day they became authors – a feat... More > most of them never thought possible. In the spring of 2012, Open Books traveled to CTDHS each Friday to read, write, and learn with this group of 9th grade students. The group was part of a class called “ALFA Lab,” designed to help struggling students catch up, becoming better readers, writers, and thinkers. We decided to talk about heroes. We asked the students to think about times in their lives they had to overcome something – be it bullying, bad friends, or low performance in school – and the people who helped them succeed. The stories in this book pay homage to the wonderful people – family members, coaches, teachers, friends – who build these students’ communities, and also to the power and determination of the students themselves. They are truly the heroes of their own life stories.< Less
The Life We Live By Open Books
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The idea was deceptively simple: in seven short weeks, Open Books would help a cadre of talented middle school students from Chalmers School find their voices, and publish those voices into polished... More > memoirs. During that time, we would also seek inspiration from Nikki Grimes’ Bronx Masquerade, a wonderful novel about a group of students who learn to accept each other through their writing. You hold the result in your hands. The stories that populate this book are rich in detail, large in scope, and completely truthful. They are the stories of our students’ lives: what they love, who they admire, what they dream of becoming, lessons they have learned along the way. There is much wisdom in these pages, and much we can glean from their experience.< Less
Life Beyond School: RTW Chicago Talent 2011 By Open Books
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In the fall of 2011, 22 honors students from Chicago Talent Development Charter High School set out on a difficult journey. For the next 10 weeks, these sophomores delved into the immense project... More > ahead of them: they read together, discussed their ideas, and scripted personal narratives and imaginative poems about the myriad challenges they've overcome. Each week, the students worked closely with Open Books program leaders and a dedicated group of literacy coaches to learn, write, perfect, edit, and share their words and knowledge. Life Beyond School is the result of their hard work. This anthology contains remarkable prose and poetry straight from the minds and hearts of a wise and thoughtful group of students. Their memoirs will make you smile, cry, and sometimes wince, but they are the true stories that make up this group's lives and experiences.< Less
Filling Blank Pages: CTDHS RTW Spring 2013 By Open Books
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In the fall of 2012 and spring of 2013, 21 10th grade students from Chicago Talent Development Charter High School set out on a very ambitious journey: in 13 short weeks, they would conceptualize,... More > write, edit, polish, and finally publish their own memoirs. The task was a challenging one, but Open Books staff members and a tireless cadre of volunteer literacy coaches supported the students throughout. Ultimately, 21 students were transformed into published authors. The students sought inspiration for these memoirs from You Don’t Know Me by David Klass. Their project was to write a memoir about a piece of their lives that showcased their identity. In these pages, they share experiences that have made a big impact on who they are.< Less

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