Who inspires us?
Students from The Young Women's Leadership School in the Bronx answer this question in this compelling collection of stories.
From the student-written introduction:
Every one of... More > us has someone. That someone is a person who moves you to do your best. For example, that someone may help you win a math contest or a spelling bee. There are those who motivate us to follow the will of doing right. As TYWLS students, we selected that someone; we selected someone who we can call Wonder Woman. A Wonder Woman is someone who guides you, inspires you to be a better person, and tries to protect you from harm. These are the qualities that we encountered throughout our time with them.< Less
Inspired by artist Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party, the authors in this anthology navigated their roles as artists and writers. After identifying a significant person they wanted to honor, the... More > eighth graders of The Young Women’s Leadership School of Brooklyn designed and created their own representation of this person, and then wrote an artist’s statement to reflect on the process and purpose of their creation. Within this beautiful collection, readers are provided a unique opportunity to get to know each young woman as an author and an artist.
A collaboration between the Student Press Initiative at Teachers College Columbia University and The Young Women's Leadership School of Brooklyn< Less
From the introduction:
"The Amazing World of Geology" is a collection of poems, short stories, and “interviews” with scientist written by students at The Young Women's... More > Leadership School of Brooklyn. Each piece shows their expertise on the topic and should teach you about geology in creative ways. You’ll read plays using personification, with earthquake waves as characters, that teaches us which types of waves travel through Earth’s interior. You will playfully answer the Seismic Love quiz to teach us the similarities between types of relationships and seismic waves. You will journey on a “Crazy Field trip” that reminds us of the The Magic School Bus. You will learn why we can only find fossils in sedimentary rocks. Through haiku inspired poems, metaphorical devices, and imagery you will learn geology from the class experts. We hope you enjoy and feel inspired to use your imagination.< Less