Synopses & Reviews
This collection of essays by 52 Juniors and Seniors at Thurgood Marshall High School, located in the Bayview district of San Francisco, examines the idea of "place" and what it means to these young authors. It contains stories about places real and imagined, internal and external, places of transition and those of comfort. These young writers bravely share their varied views of the world, giving us a glimpse into the places that are most important to them those not necessarily found on a map, but in the heart.
About the Author
This collection features 52 students from Thurgood Marshall Academic High School, located in the Bayview District of San Francisco. Many of these students are recent immigrants to the United States, many have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area all their lives. They represent a wide variety of some of the city's most underrepresented voices. Rabih Alameddine is the author of the novels Koolaids, and I, the Divine, The Hakawati, the story collection, The Perv, and most recently, An Unnecessary Woman. He divides his time between San Francisco and Beirut. Molly Parent has been coordinating educational programs to support youth with their creative and expository writing skills at 826 Valencia since 2012. Prior to joining the team at 826, she was a bookseller at Green Apple Books in San Francisco.