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First Place
Lacy Atkins
San Francisco Chronicle

"100 Black Men Community Charter School"

Second Place
Linda Davidson
The Washington Post

"Adrift After Newtown"

Third Place
Craig F. Walker
The Denver Post

"Cecil and Carl, in Sickness and Health"

Award of Excellence
Barbara Davidson
Los Angeles Times

"A Healing Bond"

Award of Excellence
Sebastian Castañeda Vita
El Comercio

"Refuge of the Soul"

Award of Excellence
Barbara Davidson
Los Angeles Times

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"A healing bond"

 It was now December, near Christmas. The sun was rising and inside the apartment Arefa's bags were stacked near the front door. She had a plane to catch. Her father was to meet her in Kabul.  Arefa wore red and black polka dot pants, a white shirt, a white Hello Kitty cap, and held tightly her cherished hello kitty stuffed animal. "I love you so much, little girl," Jami said. "More than the trees?" Arefa said. "All the trees." "More than ice cream?" "Yes, all of it." For a few seconds, no one spoke. "Big sad, big sad," Arefa said, looking into Jami's eyes."Big sad," Jami said. Both of them cried. Once she was gone, the sisters knew they might never hear from Arefa again.




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