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Giving Young Authors A Voice

In addition to its on-site creative writing and tutoring services, 826 Boston works with local schools to help students become published authors. In 2011, Continuum partnered with 826 Boston and over 60 students from The John D. O’Bryant High School of Mathematics and Science to produce a book of coming-of-age stories.

170 pages of full-color illustrations and original stories ranging from tales of awkward moments to tales of addiction.

Continuum acted as the lead designer and art director, helping guide the process from manuscript to print. The final result was over 170 pages of full-color illustrations and original stories ranging from tales of awkward moments to tales of addiction. Each story is accompanied by a hand drawn custom illustration, inspired by the story itself. These illustrations are paired with bold typography, graphics, and a spectrum of colors to paint a picture of modern teenage life.

A recipient of the Sappi Ideas That Matter grant, all proceeds from book sales go back to funding 826 Boston’s free writing programs.