May/June 2001

No Simple Thank You

I didn’t know That going to my new school Would mean four long nights Away from you. I didn’t know I would miss your scratchy face When you kiss me, Wrestling on the bed, Climbing on your back Or into the “rabbit hole” To watch TV together. I didn’t know Just how much I’d miss […]

Colors of a Champion

It wasn’t the best night for the race. Earlier that afternoon, a torrential downpour had drenched the ground. The air was thick and humid and the sky a murky gray soup. Dense fog was beginning to envelop the landscape. The tote board flashed the condition of the track—SLOPPY. Judy Garland was depressed. She had trained […]

Mind’s Eye

Mind’s Eye by Paul Fleischman; Henry Holt and Company: New York, 1999; $15.95 D0 you know what your mind’s eye is? It’s your imagination. In this book a sixteen-year-old girl, Courtney, meets an eighty-eight-year-old lady, Elva, nursing home in which both of them are living. Courtney is paralyzed from the waist down and Elva has […]