Writings by Youth

Ramadan For All by Zanjabila Khadija, age 8, Indonesia

Perfect: A Seven Letter Word by Lila Ahitov, age 15, California

My Happy Place by Keira Kelly, age 17, Missouri

Butterfly by Richard Siyi HE, age 17, People’s Rep. of China

Skin Pigmentation, Skin Cancer and Vitamin D Deficiency By Parnian Derahvasht, Grade 11, Iran

The 2023 Essay & Art Contest on Civil and Human Rights

I Have Two Names by Joy Yin, grade 7, Mexico

Oh, What A Sweet Girl! by Addison Townsend, age 16, Utah

It Never Rains in California by Jade Ying King, grade 11, California

The Abscission of Perennial Petals By Aniket Dewangen, grade 10, India

The Paralyzing Fear of Gun Violence By Beatriz Lindemann, age 16, Florida

A Music Room of Our Own By Niki Zhang, 17, United Kingdom

Dear New Yorker by Connor Kerin, h.s. junior, New Jersey

A Joyous Celebration by Janelle Tang, 17, United Kingdom.

Six Things I Learned from Shadowing in A Hospital by Pearl Marks, 16, New York

The Crisis in Afghanistan by Amritha Purohit, age 15, New York

My Life Experiences by Fatimah Habibi, age 18, h.s. senior, Connecticut

A Straight Line: Simply Nonexistent by Sahil Prasad, grade 7, Maryland

Patbingsu With A Twist by Nina Choi Zaldivar, age 14, Illinois

Three Generations of Moroccan Women by Marina Hammoud, age 15, Toronto, Canada

Peace Through Awareness by Noah Via, age 9, New Jersey 

Goldilocks Zones and the Three Planets by Evan Jee, age 12, South Korea

Women in S.T.E.M. Contest Winners

A Scallion Pancake Recipe Inspired by French and Asian Cuisines by Owen Lu, 16, California 

New Year’s Resolution by Vajra Vanukuri, age 11, California

Traditional Chinese Pumpkin Pie Cakes by Wendy Mom, age 16, California

Reflection, a poem by Aliya S., age 13, India

Celebrate America 2022 Creative Writing Contest Winners

Truly by Isabelle Tee, age 15, New Jersey

The Most Precious Gift by Yarynka Yarosh, age 15, Kyiv, Ukraine

Should LGBTQ+ Be Taught in Schools? by Lucille Amato, age 11, New Jersey

Voltaire’s Micromegas: A Different Kind of Science Fiction by Sahil Prasad, grade 6, Maryland

180 Days by Claire Emery, 18, Missouri

It Was Good to be Back by Benjamin Kwack, age 9, Illinois

Overlooked Oppression by Lily Fu, 17, Texas

Sit by Me by Sonia Mehta, 17, Ohio

Taiwanese Food by Camille Chen, 10, California

A New Home by Ace Yeom, 15, South Korea

The Horse That Jumps by Ava Shorten, 11, Ireland

Girl Meets Belief by Ishita Shukla, 16, India

The Sock Problem by Karena Christen, 12, Latvia

My Love for Written Words By Mehek Azra, 15, New York

A Journey Behind the Walls By Eileen Kim, 17, South Korea

I’m a Young African Elephant Calf , A flash fiction by Alina Yuan, 17, California

Erwin: A Holocaust Survivor By Maggie Satterthwaite, age 16, Massachusetts

Sri Lankan (Sinhalese) New Year By Seja Kularatna, age 10, Wisconsin

Our Buddhist Meditation Class By Seja Kularatna, age 10, Wisconsin

The Codependency between ‘Peace’ and ‘Trust’ By Aliya S., grade 7, INDIA

What’s It Like to Be a Teen with Social Anxiety By Mehek Azra, age 15, New York

Blindfolded By Doeun (Jessica) Kim, age 14, Manila, Philippines

Ibn Battuta: The Marco Polo of Islam By Sahil Prasad, grade 4, Maryland

Kindness Is Magic By Lila Drowos, age 10, Florida

Mother’s Daughter By Samantha Liu, age 16, New Jersey

Why I Need My Cell Phone By Beatriz Lindemann, age 13, Florida

Xiāng Xiāng By Jessica Wang, age 16, New York