Editor’s Note



Two students, living on different planets, strive for excellence at school—with very different consequences

Not Mom’s Best Friend

Arthur’s mom is furious when his dad brings home a dog

The Mystery of Mike

When Mike goes missing, detectives travel through space and time to find him

Regrets and Broken Gas Pumps

A boiling summer day, a gas station, and a complicated family

Balancing My Nerves and a Bike

The writer, unathletic and fearful, can’t help comparing herself to her bold, sporty sister

Actual Dads

The writer celebrates her experience growing up with two dads

The Miscarriage

Alina is happier than ever when she learns she’s going to have a sibling

The Moon


The Mental Mind Music


The Ancient Cell


Wrong side


We the People


Little Boat


Squash Fest


The Great Imperfect World




Rainbow Down a Hill


Loyal Friend






Study in Geometry


Shattered Landscape


Orange Headscarf




Stone Soup Honor Roll: November 2020