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Viviana cries every day. This morning she came to me with wet cheeks. She started early today, said I to myself.  Once sobbing started, she could continue for a long while. What is the matter sweetheart? Between sobs and sucking in air, she told me that Alvin, a square-jawed, pebble–eyed, unsmiling brick of a fourth […]

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From across the playground, I could see a pack of fourth graders encircling a boy named Tobias. They barked at him and he barked back. “You’re out, man. You’re out.” “I’m not out. You lie.” Still more boys joined the ring around him, hollering. Tobias stuck to his post at second base. He stood in […]

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