Student-authored stories of resilience, community, and the shattering of the stereotypes that confine us.
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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In the face of challenges and negative stigmas surrounding their community, students from Hempstead High School overcame resistance to write and publish a collection of heartfelt poems, culminating in our November book of the month — Risin' From Da Stead. These pieces of art capture their dreams, hopes, and aspirations for a brighter future. With pride, students express their vision for positive change, inviting others to see the beauty that lies within "Da Stead'' beyond its reputation. This collection showcases moving stories of resilience, community, and the shattering of the stereotypes that confine us.
NURTURE ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP AMONG STUDENTS
We invite you to use the stories in this collection as a catalyst for dialogues about the power of art — especially poetry — in generating social empathy. The focus on positive futures in “Da Stead” serves as an entry point for classroom projects that encourage your students to propose and implement ideas for improving their own communities using the power of language. The creation of poetry is a dynamic and engaging learning experience that nurtures creativity, empathy, and active citizenship. And, most importantly, it encourages us all to keep dreaming.
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