This collection of zany, adventurous monster tales-penned by fourth and fifth graders from Brentano Math & Science Academy in Chicago-invites you to walk within dark tunnels, through explosive science labs, and into strange forests to explore beastly worlds unknown. Each piece will provoke, tantalize, and surprise you...perhaps even make you gasp-or shout-OMG!
You'll also find a Monster-O-Matic guide to writing your very own monster tale!
These kids are at it again! Zine created as part of the Quimby's 2011 Revenge of Print challenge. Zine includes middle school writing sprinkled with pop culture whimsy - from a photo shoot with Justin Beiber, a Ke$ha concert and advice on bad insults.
Chicago is built on a foundation of meat and railroads and steel, but its identity long ago stretched past manufacturing. A city of opportunity from the get-go, it continues to lure new residents from around the world, and from across a region rocked by recession and deindustrialization. But the problems that plague the Belt don’t disappear once you get past Gary. In fact, they’re often amplified. Chicago’s glittering downtown towers stand in sharp contrast to the struggling south and west sides. A city defined by movement that’s the anchor of the Midwest, bound to its neighbors by a shared ecosystem and economy, Chicago’s complicated – both of the Belt and beyond it. Which makes it a perfect subject for a book.
A compilation magazine of prose by high school students in the Young Chicago Authors group.
YCA group serves as exposure to a lively literary community, that "transcendes cultural and socio-economic boundries." Taken from YCA About page.