This story is part of Lit Mag: The UNTOLD Issue.
San Leandro High, home of The Pirates, has three distinct academies. An academy for business, arts, and social justice. The social justice academy, SJA for short, is predominantly young people of color. During the past
During the past November election, SJA seniors, along with some juniors sand sophomores, have been advocating for knowing your vote and allocating money to public schools, along with many other political events. Because they are so involved with political issues I wondered how they felt about being immersed in them though they are too young to vote themselves.
Zahra Muchell is in the 10th grade at San Leandro High. She enjoys listening to music and watching movies. Zahra found her love for writing about two years ago when her mom gave her a journal. At first, she didn’t know what to write but one day she just started to write about her day and what she had learned in class. Then those stories became more detailed, and she started writing small poems until her love for writing grew. Zahra enjoys writing about current or past events that still affect our community. She says ‘’when I am writing; I want readers to feel the same emotions that I am feeling.’’