Georgia in the Jungle

written by Jesse Holmes, Victoria Johnson, Jailah Lewis, and Jocktavious Montford, illustrated by India Valle
Published by Shout Mouse Press
Georgia is having a hard time. A really hard time. Her best friend, Sienna, has passed away. She’s shutting down in school, ignoring texts from her friends, and won’t even eat her Chicken Alfredo (her favorite!) for dinner. Her mother knows she’s hurting and takes her to an overnight at the zoo to cheer her up. That night, the zoo animals visit her in a dream and talk to her about their experience with loss. Can these thoughtful animals help Georgia open up about her grief and start to find a path forward?
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This story was published in association with Reach Incorporated, a D.C based organization dedicated to helping improve literacy in public schools and giving students the opportunity to publish their own stories and raise their voices to the public. ​​​​​​​

Tiffany and the Two Missing Teeth

written by Brittany Quintero, Dartavius Washington, and Don'nayah Harris, illustrated by India Valle
Published by Shout Mouse Press 
Every day, Tiffany hears that her smile is so bright it lights up the room. But on the morning of her ballet recital, something goes very wrong: Tiffany's two front teeth fall out. Tiffany doesn't want anyone to laugh at her new crazy smile or make fun of her lisp. But how can she avoid attention on the day she’s on stage in the spotlight?
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This story was published in association with Reach Incorporated, a D.C based organization dedicated to helping improve literacy in public schools and giving students the opportunity to publish their own stories and raise their voices to the public. 
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