by Shenandoah Fischer, age 7

I am a tiger

My voice is strong

I sound like a tiger

I sing with words from my guts

I hear with my strong tiger ears

I want to be a little more brave than I am

I think to push myself, even when it gets hard in life

I am a tiger, and I am fierce

“Tiger” was published in 826NYC’s last chapbook of 2020, It’s Raining Gemstones, Again. A collection of student writing from 826NYC’s Write Away Workshops and Write After School program, our latest and greatest chapbook encompasses the curious voices of our young authors. Help support the unique voices of our young authors by sharing their stories and making a donation! To receive notices about opportunities for your child, sign up for our youth writing opportunities newsletter.