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Daniel by Faustino Torres,  Jorge Duarte, and Cruz  Ponce

Daniel by Faustino Torres, Jorge Duarte, and Cruz Ponce

This story was created by a youth in one of our programs! “Clean your room Daniel”, Daniel’s mom screamed from the kitchen. Daniel was seventeen years old and dreamed of being in the air force. Daniel lived with his mom in an old house made out of bricks. He had being training two years doing,… Continue >>>

The Sun, The Moon and the Boy by Jesus Garcia

The Sun, The Moon and the Boy by Jesus Garcia

This story was created by a youth in one of our programs! There was once a boy, a boy who loved the sun. He thought that the sun was his mother. He never had a mother before. He never knew his mother. He always saw other boys with their mothers. He always wondered if he… Continue >>>

Why the Moon is Free

Why the Moon is Free

Origin: Mexican Theme: The feminine cannot be controlled or dominated. The Sun, el Sol, loved the Moon, la Luna. He thought she was so pale and lovely, that he longed to have her for his wife. “You are more lovely than the closes in the sky and more shapely than the roundest melon. Please me… Continue >>>

The Lizard and the Sun

The Lizard and the Sun

Origin: Central American Theme: The smallest can be the most important and answers are some times right in front of your eyes if you look. We always know that the sun is in the sky. Sometimes we can’t see it, since it is raining or snowing or there are clouds in the sky, but we… Continue >>>

Cupid and Psyche

Cupid and Psyche

Origin: European Greek Theme: Curiosity can get one in trouble, but devotion and love can mend a difficult situation. There was once a queen and king who had three beautiful daughters. One was particularly beautiful and her name was Psyche. Her beauty was so great that all through the surrounding lands people heard about her… Continue >>>

The People Could Fly

The People Could Fly

Origin: U.S. African American Theme: The mystical can help one transcend adversity. There was a time long ago in Africa when the people could fly. They flew like blackbirds up above with their wings shining against the blue sky. When these people were captured into slavery they forgot that they could fly. They shed their… Continue >>>

Keep on Steppin’

Keep on Steppin’

Origin: U.S. African American Theme: Sometimes you have to endure abuse, but you can break free and leave. This is a story about a slave named Dave. And this is a story about how the white slave owner never let Dave become a man. Back in slavery time Dave was slaving on a plantation somewhere… Continue >>>

The White Spider’s Gift

The White Spider’s Gift

Origin: South American Paraguay Theme: Magical help and commitment can win. In a dense forest in Paraguay lived a widow and her only son. His name was Piki. One morning they were walking to the spring to fill their earthen jars with water. Piki stopped and looked at something in the yerba mate bush. “Look,… Continue >>>

The Dragon’s Robe

The Dragon’s Robe

Origin: Chinese Theme: Overcoming abandonment, poverty, danger and adversity through the creation of beauty. There was a young woman in China named Kwan Yin. Her parents had died and they were very poor, but they had made sure that Kwan Yin had learned a skill when she was very young. They had sent her to… Continue >>>

John the True

John the True

Origin: Scottish Theme: The loyalty of a friend can overcome extreme difficulties. There was once a king. The king’s father had recently died and the son had been far away fighting battles. When he returned to his castle, his best friend since childhood handed him the keys to the castle. “It is yours now, my… Continue >>>

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