Taylor McGraw

Taylor McGraw teaches math at Success Academy Harlem North West and is pursuing an M.F.A. in creative writing at The New School.

Stories By Taylor McGraw

The Super Bowl of Elementary School Chess

Two thousand high-achieving students. Hordes of proud parents, anxious coaches, and one scrappy underdog team from Harlem. Screaming. Crying. Chess.

The Fifth Grade Phenom

The Bronx-based Valdez family hustles to keep up with their son’s mad dash from Little League legend to Major League dreamer.