Bundle and save! Now accepting PRE-ORDER purchases of the two newest titles in the 826 National library: A Place Worth Being and The Beast. Book bundles will ship in June 2023.
With your pre-order book bundle purchase, you will receive two publications: The Beast and A Place Worth Being
The Beast is a collection of poems from young authors across the country ages 8-18 about beloved family pets, mythical beasts from storybooks, and local creatures resting outside our window—all relationships that offer the opportunity to reflect on the world we live in, and the world we wish to live in. The poems are all inspired by a writing prompt from Ada Limón, 24th Poet Laureate of the United States, in which she reminded students, “Paying attention to animals that are around us … is a good way to remember that we are animals too.”
A Place Worth Being features outstanding work from more than 60 student writers grades 7-12 from across the country. An anthology of poems and essays created in partnership with Jason Reynolds, bestselling author and three-time National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, these works were inspired by his prompt of the same name featured on 826 Digital. Here, you’ll find the writers’ reflections of the worlds inside themselves—those that exist and those they imagine building.
The Beast includes full-color interior illustrations, and both student-authored anthologies also include original writing prompts from Ada Limón and Jason Reynolds.
Presented by 826 National, all proceeds of this book bundle supports free publishing opportunities and writing resources programs for young writers and educators across the country.