The Clay Pot

By Naomi Wendland, 12, Lusaka, Zambia Illustrated by Lilly Bee Pierce, 13, Fallbrook, California It was a cool, dusky morning in a village by a river bank. A mother and her daughter sat and watched the sky above the horizon change colors–from blue to purple to pink to orange-red. It was a good start to a new day. [...]

The Mother’s Day Gift

By Mathew Thompson, age 11, Dallas, Oregon IT WAS MOTHER'S DAY, 1993. My friend Adam had come over to spend the night on Saturday. We watched old movies until about eleven p.m. and then camped out on the living room floor. Sunday morning Adam and I got up early and made pancakes. After breakfast we went [...]

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