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sparkle craft: embroidered protest buttons

In the FIFTY story, “California: Following Your Friends”, it is the spring of 1942, shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and Ralph Lazo’s Japanese-American friends are told to leave their Los Angeles homes and move to an internment camp for the duration of the war. Ralph, who is Mexican-American, decides to protest the policy by joining the Manzanar camp to remain with his friends. There he not only sees the uncomfortable conditions of the camp, but he meets some incredible people, too....

sparkle craft: soda bottle rocket

In the FIFTY story “Alabama: It Is Rocket Science,” Pat McCauley, a novice reporter for The Huntsville Times, is finally entrusted with a real scoop: an ex-Nazi scientist who is now working for the U.S. government and wants to talk to the press. Pat is thrilled and makes arrangements to meet with the mysterious man, but he's not prepared for the scope of the conversation and what this means for the future of American rocket science....

sparkle crafts: collaborative splatter paint

In the Dry Gables: Good Neighbors story “This Is Our Moment,” Seamus, Max, and Marta get excited about bringing a very special guest to see their annual Stratford-on-Pigsty Summer Playhouse production. When the mayor, EB, tells them their plans just won't work, they are initially very disappointed. With a little encouragement from their friends, though, the trio keeps their chins up and they put on a truly wonderful show. And, wait, was that their special guest in the audience after all?...

sparkle craft: rainy boot “hens and chicks” planters

In the At Home with Martin & Sylvia story “The Chicken Coop,” spring has sprung on the Browns' farm, and this year, one of their hens is going to have chicks. Sylvia is particularly excited and counts the days until they will hatch. But when a wind storm blows through and damages the brooding coop, brother and sister have a single day to help the Browns make repairs before the chicks arrive!...

sparkle craft: flower pot fairy house

In the Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! story “Spring Seeing,” brother and sister take themselves on a “spring seeing walk” where they hunt for signs of spring. As they wander through the forest, they talk about the fairy life. Sylvia wonders if maybe this time she can see a fairy with her own eyes....