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Diversity is Beautiful (iPhone 11) by Tanvi Padala, 11; published in the April 2023 issue of Stone Soup

A note from Emma Wood

Hello, and happy spring! As I age, the brightness, warmth, and birdsong of spring seems to catch me increasingly off guard. Or maybe it feels this sudden every year, and I simply forget. Either way, I am luxuriating in the change in season.

Spring is a time of renewal and celebration—so it is appropriate that Stone Soup will celebrate fifty years next month, in May. To celebrate, we’re planning a few events all month long—make sure you follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter to stay in the loop! All of these will culminate in a virtual open house and giveaway on May 20 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pacific. Join us for an update on the company from Editor in Chief and Executive Director, me; brief readings from recent magazine contributors; and an open discussion about what Stone Soup has meant to you and your family or classroom. Giveaway items include an annual subscription, a bundle of all of our books by young authors, a voucher for an upcoming Stone Soup camp or workshop, and a one-on-one writing consultation with me. Winners will be selected via random drawings during the live event. We hope to see you there!

In line with the celebratory tone of this email and the season, we’re excited to announce that Laura Moran, director of Stone Soup’s Refugee Project, just received a grant from the Australian Anthropological Society, which will fund her next collaborative Stone Soup Refugee Project workshop. Congratulations, Laura!

Finally, I would like to announce that Stone Soup is in the process of growing its board, and we are actively searching for a board member with a background in either middle school education or youth libraries. Please reach out if you’re interested, or be in touch if you might be able to connect us with an interested party who fits the description.


From Stone Soup
April 2023

Here Comes Spring

by Emma Yang, 8

On the trees
Sway pretty leaves,
Flowers bloom
As I look through my room.
Here comes spring,
Nature rings.

To read more from the April 2023 issue of Stone Soup Magazine, click here.

Stone Soup is published by Children’s Art Foundation-Stone Soup Inc., a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit organization registered
in the United States of America, EIN: 23-7317498.


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