In an ever-changing world, young people witnessing the good…the great….the bad of everyday life are finding comfort in discovering their voices. Through the power of the pen, they know their stories are important, their dreams count, their voices matter and they are poised to make an impact on the world.
In My Voice Matters: Telling Our Stories and Making a Difference, over fifty young writers share stories that speak to the issues they face on a daily basis. Presented by the Washington DC Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., this anthology brings together some of today’s brightest young authors in a compilation of poetry, essays, and short stories. The 4th through 12th graders, featured in this anthology, tackle everything from lighthearted topics such as, “how gaming can change the world,” to touching prose in historical settings, to more serious subjects, such as navigating the world as a young girl, among men.
Words Have Power
Why do people judge others the way they do?
Why do you people judge others based on their hair and shoes?
Why do people always hang out in cliques?
When people get left out they wish they were it
Why do people make fun of others?
I thought that we all were supposed to be sisters and brothers
All people are supposed to be equal,
not to be judged by their status
So if these things happen to you,
And you find that your sky isn’t blue
Find the person who disrespected you
and tell them that words have power