Adventures to Neptune, time traveling calculators, visions of the future--the vibrant stories in On the Roof of a Spaceship will transport you to new dimensions. This spring, the students in 826LA’s After School Tutoring Program launched their imaginations from the writing lab in Echo Park to far away galaxies and uncharted timescapes. In addition to testing the limits of time and space, students engaged in world and character building, experimented with writing forms such as dialogue, and created works that reflect the originality of their ideas. In this book, you will discover Soteech, a planet made of Cheetos. You will encounter a miniature time machine tucked into a rosebud. You will even travel to Japan to witness the invention of Pokémon. Finally, you will get to read letters written by students to and from their future selves. In these letters, students posit life questions, outline their dreams, and impart wisdom that resonates no matter where–and when–you are.
Designed by: Rachel Mendelsohn