March/April 2011

Tree House

I climb up the light brown ladder I smell fresh air A soft wind touches my face Gently brushing new green leaves I rest my back on a thick old tree and watch an ant crawl carrying a small piece of green A bird chirps I look up I watch it fly away softly on […]

The Radiant Melody

He seemed to be singing to somebody. And he was A few fallen leaves and twigs rustled around me as I shuffled my feet. I crouched in the darkest corner of my backyard. As I brushed my black hair behind my ear, through the plumage of green leaves I could see a beautiful male blue […]

Star in the Forest

Star in the Forest, by Laura Resau; Delacourte Books for Young Readers: New York, 2010; $14.99 Deported. On her eleventh birthday Zitlally Mora’s father was arrested for speeding. Now he is going to be sent back to Mexico. And it is going to be very hard for him to come back. Zitlally’s name means Estrella, […]