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In the Fifty story “New York: All Have Our Part,” Biddy is the twin daughter of two Northern Irish immigrants who came to America and were met with immediate prejudice and racism. They persevered to eventually own and run their own Erie Canal...

FIFTY Study Page- Vermont: "Gift of the Dragon"

“Gift of the Dragon” is about how HS Marvel, a young cheese factory mechanic from Rome, NY, decides one day to fulfill his dream of hunting a real-life monster. In this case it is the Lake Champlain monster “Champy” - a legendary sea...

Four Free Stories to Help your Family Process the Bombing in Manchester

When I was 20 years old, I spent a semester in London studying art with a number of other Syracuse University students. It was glorious — it was in this season that I discovered fairy tales and realized that they were going to be a significant part...

"On the Go" Snacks Round Up

Whether you are headed to the park, a day on the trail or any adventure out of the house, these "on the go" snacks are healthy and will give you a boost of energy just when you and your kids need it.


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Storybox Playlist: How Did Sparkle Stories Happen?

It was the summer of 2011. David officially left teaching and the two original Sparklers were wondering about next steps. Then Lisabeth had a vision - one in which the family would start a business based on sharing David's stories. And these are...