One of our favoritest humans in the world, the fabulous Miss Joan Hiller, sent us this recommendation… and with a cause this good (826 Seattle is a non-profit that provides literacy training for kids and teens), we of course have to recommended it:
Burning the Past, 826 Seattle’s collection of essays on the subject of change written by the students of John Marshall Alternative School, will be released and available for sale—and, at 6:30 PM on June 12th, these students will be joined by Charles Mudede (writer and filmmaker) on stage in the John Marshall auditorium to share their work, speak about change and then, surrounded by dozens of (edible) cupcakes, sign books. Last year’s event was my favorite and I’m looking forward to this year’s being equally moving.
Go forth and listen (and cupcake!).