Story in Verse Contest

As part of the New Commons Project's community engagement with Thanhha Lai's novel in verse, Inside Out & Back Again, DDG sponsored a Story in Verse Contest open to all students in the Mt. Blue RSD. We had some great entries to choose from, but choose we must and so here are our three terrific winners! They each received an advanced reading copy of Thanhha Lai's newest novel in verse, Butterfly Yellow, and a gift certificate to DDG Booksellers. Congratulations!

Just click on the first pages below to enjoy these terrific stories in verse.


First Prize: Rowan Shanti


Second Prize: Maeve Hickey


Third Prize: Nathalie Baker