June 20, 2018
All smiles at the We the Students book release celebration. Photo courtesy of Lauren Miller.
Rounding out this publication season, on June 14, 826 Boston celebrated the release of We the Students: Essays That Claim Our Marginalized Histories, written by ninth graders at the John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science.
The book contains biographies of individuals, from Shirley Chisholm to Chelsea Manning, who students believe, have been overlooked in both their history classes and textbooks. By shedding light on these marginalized voices, students learned important lessons about voice and the historical record. Special thanks goes to partner teacher Mr. Pitts-Dilley, who inspired his students to ask tough questions. You can purchase the book here.