Mylani's Writing Portfolio

Current Publishing 

During our poetry unit, we had the privilege to collaborate with graphic design students from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Each graphic designer set out to design forms and distribute our poems in unique ways that addressed the central message of each poem. Below you can see my poem’s design by Courtney. Enjoy! 


Previous Publishings

Copy of Mylani

As a class we recently finished reading the Gold Cadillac by Mildred D. Taylor. This book tells the story of a Black family during the 1950’s during the civil rights movement. These diaries were written by students from the perspective of one member of this family, either ‘lois, the youngest daughter, father, or mother as the family faces discrimination, segregation, and racism. 

Liyah, Mylani, Brandon.pptx

 First swimmm 

“Gramma,”  “yes sweetie” she said. I was at my grandmother's house. She had a pool and a basketball court.”I was really happy that I was at my grandmother's house”.  The pool was big. “can we go to the pool?”  “why?'' she said can you teach  me how to swim ummmmm”sure why not “ i am going to go get my  bathing suit on” my bathing suit was a watermelon the black dots  on the watermelon was glittery and really shiny. I was at my grandmother.”come on nana”

“Coming hold on” uhhhh I  said.Ok we are here put  on your  life jacket she said.    My life jacket was pink, my favorite color. “Go in the small pool”she said “okkkk”          

The pool was rainbow and there was a slide going into the small pool. The pool was really cold.”when you go in the water it is going to be cold but when you are in there  for a long time it will not be cold”she said.’Ok I” i said I  put my foot in the water. It was so cold that I ran away from the water and I almost hit my nana.   “Get back in the pool or we are not going to the store to get you a toy” my nana said ok nana’I got in the pool again.I started floating.”move your arms  and kick your feet”my nana said and I did I did that and then I finally learned  how to swim. 

Time I Got a Dog 

September  21 2014 It was a normal day. I had  just come back from  school. 

My mom picked me up. I was really excited to see my brothers, my sister and my  grandmother.

Also my grandfather,my sister  was  8 years my  old my older brother was 9 and my other brother was 5 and I was 3 years old.My mom had a black box , I asked her what was in the bag she said open it.So I opened it and something popped out I was so scared I ran all the way down  the hall.

In my grandmother's room. My mom said this is a gift to all of you.  My mom got the dog and brought it in. My  grandmother room I said get it away  my siblings were so happy because they really wanted a dog. I was scared at first.I was scared  because dogs like to bite sometimes and they lick you it is  really gross.What I thought was cute and scared.My mom and my grandmother brought the dog to my mom house my dog was jumping up and down and it was scratching me and all my siblings .  I was still   scared the dog was alway sleeping in my bed.I thought it was going to attack me or bite  me.When I woke up the dog was liking me I told the dog to stop now, it was really gross. The dog was really loving and caring  sometimes. The dog always likes to eat food and it  is  never here for food.

The dog has a dark brown body  and a tan head. It was really loving and cute. The dog's name is Brooklyn and it is a she . It was so tiny and so small .I drove to Connecticut and 

Took a boat to long island New York.