Sheila McGrory-Klyza was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from Wake Forest University with a BA in English and French and received her MA in English from the College of William and Mary. She has taught at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, the University of Vermont, Middlebury College, and the New England Young Writers Conference. Her poems, essays, and articles have been published in national journals and magazines. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia, but also lived in Vermont for many years and makes frequent visits to France. She likes to cook, garden, and travel, and writes about these and other adventures on her blog The Vermont Epicure.
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Miming in French
by Sheila McGrory-Klyza
When Livvie moves to France with her mom after her parents’ divorce, she feels like she’ll never fit in. For one thing, everyone in her new school speaks a different language. But soon she makes friends with another girl, Malika, who’s an outsider too. Malika is French, but she’s also a Muslim. Together, with the help of a mysterious street mime, the two girls learn the meaning of true friendship.
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