Journey to the Past and Present – Time Travel Mart
Attention: June 25 - 27, our Time Travel Marts in Echo Park and Mar Vista will be closed for a brief time jump. Our online portal remains open 24/7, no matter the era!

Journey to the Past and Present


This book is a snapshot of history through the eyes of our future. Join the students of Franklin Dual Language Academy Magnet in their conversations with community members and the reflections that followed. Inside you’ll find engaging prose, thoughtfully-woven narratives, and fresh insights.

In partnership with 826LA staff and volunteers, each student carefully outlined, wrote, and edited the pieces. Not only do the narratives highlight a myriad of traits and traditions that have been passed down over time, but they also illuminate several lived experiences that are unique to those that shared their stories. 

Thank you to the authors of this book for delving into the past and bringing us readers into what is so wonderful about the present. You have left us with a great deal of insight into just how bright our future is.