Archive for January, 2014

Silver Award in Doing Good or the Kindness of Strangers: A Shared Indian Cake Is Never Forgotten

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

By Margaret Wagner On the morning of my sixth birthday, before I stepped off the airplane in Mumbai, India, then known as Bombay, my mother gave me a present, a Tammy doll. Tammy, more wholesome and sweet than a Barbie doll, had blonde hair, a comb and several outfits. Even more exciting was the carrying […]

Gold Award in Doing Good or the Kindness of Strangers: Misha and the Young Belarussians

Monday, January 6th, 2014

By Michelle McAlister NINE-YEAR OLD Misha thinks no one is watching. His unusually large, round blue eyes scan the kitchen. His papery, quasi-translucent hand reaches out to steal fruit from atop a plastic table. The muscles of his tiny hand tremble as he jerks a banana from its bunch. He sticks it down his pants, […]

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