Seventh grade student Kai M.S. was a recipient of the Ned Vizzini Prize in Brooklyn Public Library’s 2021 Teen Writing Contest. Writers in grades 6–12 in New York City submitted poetry and prose to a panel of Brooklyn Public Library’s expert young adult librarians and winners were selected for creativity, style and voice. Kai was awarded first place in the Middle School Prose category for What I Lost.
Two other middle school students, Sparrow M. (“As the Paint Dries”) and Emmett J. (“When the Rain Comes”) also had their work recognized in the contest. Their poems will be featured in BPL’s Teen Writing Journal, which will be available at branches this summer.
Congratulations to all the writers!