By Silvia Lopez
Gold Medal, Younger Children’s
“Tell me my favorite story,” I say every night.
It’s not in a book.
Mama points to the big map on my wall, to a place called China.
“We flew far across the sea to adopt you,” she says.
“Why?” I ask.
“We learned you needed a new home,” Papa answers. “So we asked to be your forever family.”
“We looked in your hearts and saw you there,” Mama says. “You were just right. “
It’s the best story!