May Student Writing Gallery!

May 26, 2014 | 826 Blog Post

This year, we’ll be posting 8 new, exciting pieces of student writing on the 26th of the month (Get it?). Each month will be curated by our staff. Our aim is to give you an entertaining and fair sampling from our many programs.

Welcome to our May Student Writing Gallery!

MAY 2014!

* Drop-in Writing at the Ypsilanti District Library, Whittaker Branch *

Andrew Alindogan
Age 6
Untitled Poem

Inspired by “Cynthia in the Snow” by Gwendolyn Brooks

The weather
was sunny
then rainy
with clouds also.
And the snow was white,
with clouds in the dark sky.
The spring is like a whisper in
the completely dark sky.
The summer still has some
sunlight as it did
last year and the wind
shushes and hushes
and whitely whirs away
like a whisper in
the dark night
all night long.

* In-school Residencies *

Lucia Putman
Age 6, James and Grace Lee Boggs School, Detroit

All the animals jumped onto the ice.

The first one was a lion.
The second one was a bear.
The third one was a mouse.
The fifth one was a dog.

NO ONE knew what the next one was—
Suddenly! There hopped a bunny!
It skated and slid on the ice.

And it stayed near the woods forevermore.

Ajani DeFreece
Age 9, James and Grace Lee Boggs School, Detroit

Last night, I went to game four of the playoffs on a chilly night. My aunt’s friend was on vacation, so she gave us her tickets. The Tigers were kicking heinie! They scored seven runs in the game and the Red Sox only scored three. Also, I almost caught a fly ball! My seats were so close to the dugout that, literally, if I walked five to ten feet, I could touch the dugout. The people behind me screamed — A LOT. But, they also got a triple order and gave me a hamburger that was so good.

Tariq Hoston-El
Second Grade, Erickson Elementary, Ypsilanti

I like cars a lot
and cars can take me places
like Save-a-lot
and cars can get you a new car.
In the front of the car,
there is something hot.
It is the radiator.

Miranda Flournoy
Second Grade, Erickson Elementary, Ypsilanti

Zebras are
an animal that
can sound like a hiccup! They
are nice animals. They won’t bite
you because they eat grass. They
don’t like lions because they
eat zebras.

Devontai Carson
Fourth Grade, Adams STEM Academy, Ypsilanti
“My Very Own Library”

About the Author:
Devontai is nine years old. Four years ago, he was five ad he could not play basketball or football, but now he can do both basketball and football. When Devontai grows up, he is going to have his very own library.

When I’m grown, I will have my very own library. I’m going to have an underground library. I will meet friendly people. I will be very shy on my first day. If I don’t get the job, I will be disappointed. The reason I would like to have a library is because my mom works there and I want to be just like my mom. My mom told me lots of good things. She said that they have a game room and computer lab. She said that they have a game called “Parachute.” She even said there’s a quiet place where people can read and work. They even have a play area where little kids can play. The little kids make friends and so do I. I will make a lot of friends. That is why I want my very own library.

* Drop-in Tutoring on Liberty Street *

Eva Patterson
Age 10, Tappan Middle, Ann Arbor
“Cinderella Retold”

Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess named Cinderella. She lived with her godmom, sisters, brothers, and pets. Her family was nice to her. They did whatever she asked them. Her mom cooks for her so she’s like the princess of the house. So then the next day Cinderella told her mom to cook something for her, she told her brothers to go to bed and she told her sisters to take out the trash. Next thing she knew POOF! Her mom told her she couldn’t be the popular girl in the house anymore because she was going overboard. But she was still the popular girl. I mean, she was loved.

Djeneba Soumaoro
Age 12

On a cool summer night a girl and her boyfriend lay under the stars. As the wind blew through her long hair at that moment she felt alive. She just wanted to fall in a big puddle of happiness as her boyfriend lay next to her. As they held hands they saw a shooting star. It was the most beautiful thing they’ve ever seen. They both made a wish. A heart. They wished to see a heart star. Then all of a sudden, they saw a beautiful pink light. It’s everywhere. All sorts of stars start to come together in the pink light. It’s a heart. A huge beautiful heart.

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