Real stories for multicultural kids to read, love and share.
Ethan was getting nowhere with the girl. If anything, he was making it worse. I shivered, recalling my first day. I had been taken too. Away from my home, my friends and family. I squeezed my eyes shut. It was dark. My body ached. I could hear people arguing. One female voice, two male. I struggled to move, but I was paralyzed. I started to panic, trying to scream. Suddenly, there was a bright light. Too bright. Faces hovered over me. A boy with light brown hair and soft hazel eyes, another with dark hair and striking amber eyes. A blonde girl with a worried face. They put me on a chair and gave me a glass of water, trying to get me to speak. I couldn’t. I was petrified. I went over to Ethan and shoved him away. It was no use scaring her. We needed her to trust us, to become part of the team. The girl looked terrified. I knelt down in front of her and gave her a soft smile. ’My name is Alex,’ I said. ‘We’re not going to hurt you. You don’t have to be afraid.’ She looked up at me, her lip quivering. ‘You’re here because you’re special,’ I continued. ‘Special like us.’ To Be Continued... 46
INTERNATIONAL Tweens Pure Heart Alexandra Z. 13 They say I've got a pure heart As pure as can be That I'm always full of love and care My heart is always free They say I soar like a bird I'm not chained to the ground But the secret to a pure heart Is to pray when you are down