Happy As A Roller Coaster / Tan Feliz Como Una Montaña Rusa is a collection of poems meant to be a witness to the strong emotional intelligence that youth carry within them. Young people are often told they cannot feel stressed or anxious or any other emotions simply because of their age. In this book, students from grades 1-8 claim their emotions and say, "This is what I feel and I want you to listen."
Collected works from the 2020 After-School Tutoring & Writing (ASTW) program. This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) publication.
Proceeds from the sale of this book benefit 826CHI, a non-profit writing, tutoring, and publishing center dedicated to amplifying the voices of Chicago youth.