Strange Mysteries, Indeed; A Dark Day, Indeed

March 27, 2008 | 826 Blog Post

For the last few weeks, we’ve been working with a number of bright fifth graders from University Prep in Detroit. Our mission? To teach them how to write mysteries.

So we’re sure you’re wondering…did we accomplish our mission?

Yesterday we celebrated the release of our newest chapbook, Strange Mysteries. Strange Mysteries is composed of fourteen whodunits certain to befuddle and astound you, involving a missing brother, a mysterious baby, zombies, some murders, some robberies, and a detective named Nacho Cheese.

New all-star volunteer D’Real Graham
shows the students how to dust for fingerprints.

It’s official: the students love their books.

Many thanks to the wonderful students at University Prep, who exceeded all of our expectations with this project and were truly joys to work with, and their wonderful teacher, Mr. Curran. Thanks also to D’Real Graham, Keith Hood, Jessica Krivan, and Sydney Smith for all their help!

Finally, it is with a heavy heart that we bid adieu to our education director, Erin Bennett. Today is her last day. In an effort to keep herself from breaking down in tears about the whole matter (again), this writer is gonna keep it brief, and just say: Erin, there would be no 826michigan without you. We love you, we will miss you, and we wish you the best of luck.

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