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ISAAC JAI

A Republic of Variety State by State, A Panoramic Portrait of America began as essentially a road trip compressed into a book. In the 1930s, the Federal Writers’ Project was created. The project hired many of the most famous authors to write for them, like Richard Wright, an author who was also the founder of Read more…

TAYLEN LI

Roald Dahl and Guy de Maupassant CRACK! BANG! A young boy, Peter Watson was hanging from fifty feet up on a tree, and bullets were being fired at him. The two hooligans had threatened to shoot at Peter if he didn’t jump.  One of the loutish ones reloaded his gun and screamed “Last chance!” But Read more…

EZRIE ZINCHIK

HUNDRED CAT This is Hundred Cat. He has 100 lives. Hundred Cat has only one problem though, it’s that he is really dumb. “Doy,” says Hundred Cat dumbly. He is soooo dumb that he likes to waste his lives. For example, it was Hundred Cat’s 99th life as he got ready to jump off a Read more…

RABIA MAHMOOD

“The Mildenhall Treasure” is a great story. It uses something called creative nonfiction. This is when a writer takes a real historical fact or story and uses nonfictional characters and techniques to recreate it differently. For instance, one can read a newspaper account of an event and have the same set of facts playing out Read more…

ROEN SCOTT

Madeline L’Engle Before I go deep into my writing, I want to say one of the most important things I took away from Chapter Seven. There are a LOT of big words. Mitochondria, farandole, Proginoskes, Echthroi, etc. Echthroi means enemies in Latin, by the way. So many that I had to re-read some pages A Read more…