Written by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by E. B. Lewis
Maya is the new girl in Chloe’s class and she wants to make friends. But Chloe isn’t interested in new friends, especially ones who look ragged and dress in second-hand clothes. So Maya winds up playing alone, sitting by herself in the lunchroom, and keeping her head down. Then one day she is gone and no one knows why. When Chloe’s teacher gives a lesson about how even small acts of kindness can change the world, Chloe is stung by the opportunity that’s been lost.
Duration: 40-45 minutes (for staff: 5-minute pre-activity setup, 5-minute prep)