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The 2019 Middle School Writing Bee

Featuring Black Panther, author and poet, Jamal Joseph

The Power of Spoken Word

Chapter 1 by Jamal Joseph.

Chapters 2-4 completed by the below listed Writing Bee Finalists from around the world.

The power of spoken word
Section 1:
Theme 'Love'
Written by:

Monika A. (Armenia)
Section 2:
Theme 'Peace'
Written by:

Hannah B. (USA)
Section 3:
Theme 'Happiness'
Written by:

Monika A. (Armenia)
The 2019 Middle School Writing Bee Champion:
Monika A. (Armenia)
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The 2019 Middle School Champion:
Monika A. Podium
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Jamal Joseph

Jamal is a Professor of Professional Practice, Film at Columbia University and is currently directing the adaptation of his memoir, Panther Baby (Algonquin Books) into a full length feature film.

In addition to being featured in countless television and print productions, Jamal is the author of Tupac, Legacy (Simon & Schuster). He has also written the script for a Broadway musical based on the life of Tupac Shakur. He is the founder and artistic director of IMPACT, a Harlem-based youth theatre company, and executive director of New Heritage Films, a not-for-profit organization that provides training and opportunities for minority filmmakers.