Friendship Fiction

Pie in the Sky

Written and Illustrated by Remy Lai How many lessons can be learned from a cake? Jingwen’s family moves from China to Australia, leaving behind his grandparents and friends. Jingwen feels like he moved to Mars. His inability to speak “martian” makes him isolated. His only companion is his annoying “booger” little brother, Yanghao, because the …

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The Moon Within

Written by Aida Salazar 11-year-old Celi Rivera’s body is quickly changing and with it, the promise of a period. For Celi, this means a moon ceremony to celebrate her transition from girl to young woman. Celi, however, doesn’t want to share the things happening to her body with other people. Celi also finds herself torn …

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Orange for the Sunsets

Written by Tina Athaide Asha and Yesofu are best friends living in Uganda. There’s just one problem: Uganda’s new president has decided to expel all Indians from his country and Asha and her family are Indian. Native Ugandans want their country back. As a native Ugandan, Yesofu is confused about how he should feel. He …

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