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  • Writer's pictureSusan Stoderl

An Excerpt from Sophia of the Bright Red Sneakers | Sophia & Pedro vs. THEM

From Mission 1: All in a Day's Work, Chapter 1

Sophia and Pedro were outsiders at the fashionable James Samuel Calder Academy on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Each formed its own small minority. Pedro was a scholarship student and Hispanic. Sophia was outspokenly individual and feminist, whereas her classmates were devotees of Teen Vogue and the New York Times society pages. The fashionistas thought Sophia’s unruly, curly red hair and high-top red sneakers with striped laces a scandal. Sophia and Pedro’s popularity was further damaged because at their age—almost eleven—they were both at the top of their eighth-grade Honors Class.

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