Becoming Empowered

By: Michelle Friedman

Michelle, left, works with clay on a pottery wheel. Another woman, right, wearing a green apron, smiles at Michelle’s work.
Michelle, pictured left
14 men, women, children smile for a splendid family photo in front of a yellow condo with a manicured lawn and palm trees.
Michelle with her family
Expertly drawn in crayon. Smiling girl against pale blue backdrop: eyes closed, long brown hair, thick bangs, red t-shirt.
Close Your Eyes: written by Michelle Friedman; illustrated by Nicole Fiddler



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