In January 2021, Literacy NJ hosted a series of virtual events to celebrate our students and our volunteer tutors in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In preparation, our tutors taught lessons on Dr. King. Our students wrote these pieces in response, exploring themes including Dr. King’s legacy, life during the pandemic, and their own dreams for the future. Thank you to all the students who contributed. These stories help anchor us, in this tumultuous year, to our history and to our shared hope for a more peaceful and just future.