Editor’s Note


The Hello Kitty Shirt

After years of trying, Kiera is finally popular . . . so why isn’t she happy?

Coconut Pudding

To save her life, Thu must take his younger sister on a long journey from rural Vietnam to the city

Trenza Francesa, French Braids

A busy morning opens a window onto Carlita’s family life

The Woolly Mammoth

A giant woolly mammoth and a young girl, both outcasts, become fast friends


Awkward and shy, Ava’s only happiness comes from reading dictionaries and learning new words

Us Three


Lost Dog




Flowerwork in the Sky


Give Me Your Hand


Sunset Silhouettes


Free as a Bird


The Golden Brick Road


Finding Self


Hanukkah Morning


Stone Soup Honor Roll: September 2019