Category Archive: Literacy Narrative

Barrage (A Whole Lot)

By Natavia Edwards Barrage means “a whole lot” in Patois, and that’s how the experience was when I migrated to the United States, and everything prior to that day.  It all started when I was… Continue reading

Words I Cannot Say

By Shaquana Johnson Silence can be so loud when you are lost in your own thoughts. The constant vibrations from the fish tank’s filter were the only real noise in the room. The… Continue reading

The English Nightmare Awakens

By Janeese Wilson Sitting on an old worn out looking desk, in a dark, gloomy classroom, straight out of a horror movie, was just the beginning of my nightmare. Upon that desk was… Continue reading

Ketchup

By Brittany Anderson My kindergarten class was the biggest room in the school at the time in Charter Oak Elementary School. It was the only room with a bathroom, full kitchen, drinking fountain,… Continue reading

You Can Make a Difference: My First Speech Experience

By Jaritza Dejesus I was another day closer to graduation. My G.P.A was looking good. I wasn’t behind in any of my classes, feeling so at ease. I could literally already visualize my… Continue reading

Summer Days

By Carlos Peralta The meeting place with my childhood friends was always the sidewalk in front of my house.  The sun would always accompany us on our adventures until the moon warned us… Continue reading

Small Obstacle

By Ashley Peeples Reading a book for me isn’t rocket science, but I never knew how hard it was to create a book until it was a requirement in my third grade class.… Continue reading

That Piece of Paper

By Norma Ortiz Teaching yourself something you really don’t know much about is a very hard skill, if you really don’t have the willingness to achieve your goal. In “Literacy Behind Bars,” Malcolm… Continue reading