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Vol. 15, No. 4


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About Skipping Stones

Skipping Stones is a nonprofit children's magazine that encourages cooperation, creativity and celebration of cultural and linguistic diversity. We explore stewardship of the ecological and social webs that nurture us. We offer a unique forum for communication among children from different lands and backgrounds. Skipping Stones expands horizons in a playful, creative way. We seek suggestions, submissions, subscriptions and support.

Editor and Publisher:
Arun Narayan Toke

Editorial Staff:
Hanna K. Still, Nicole Degley Esposti, Elizabeth Erfurth

Spanish Editor:
Esther Celis

David Caruso

Board of Directors:
Dr. Carla Gary, Paulette Ansari, Esther Celis, Steve Mallery, Ron Marson, Joachim Shultz, Hanna Still, and Arun N. Toké.

Erin Ruml, Jiyea Park, Lindsee Gregory, Michelle Andujar, Nina Strochlic


Excellent new Skipping Stones website banner graphics by John Andress Barnes and Ted Chang, students at the University of Oregon.

Cover: "My Cousin in India," a portrait done with colored pencils by Manu Samanna-Spagnoli, 16, Indian-American, Vashon Island, Washington.

Special Thanks to the contributors, supporters, volunteers, and to the teachers whose students' work is in this issue.

Skipping Stones is an educational and charitable organization with a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Donations to Skipping Stones are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please support our 50% discount and free subscriptions to low-income subscribers by making a donation.

Thanks to Oregon community Foundation, Tops Learning Systems, Black United Fund of Oregon, Oregon Country Fair and Advanced Relay Corp., A and A Charitable Fund of the Equity Foundation, and SELCO for financial support.

Winner of the National Association for Multicultural Education, EdPress, Writer and NewsStand Resources Awards.

Skipping Stones (Pub. No. 015-089) is published bimonthly, except July/August, by Skipping Stones, Inc., 166 W. 12th Ave., Eugene, OR 97401.

Subscriptions: Institutions: $35; Individuals: $25 Airmail: $10 extra; Low-income discount: 50%; Single / back issues: $5 each ($7, by air).

To submit, subscribe or reprint, contact: Skipping Stones Magazine P. O. Box 3939 Eugene, OR 97403 USA (541) 342-4956;

(c) 2003 by Skipping Stones. Opinions expressed in these pages reflect views of the contributors, and not necessarily those of Skipping Stones, Inc. In the spirit of ecological sensitivity, we choose to print with soy ink on recycled & recyclable paper.



Skipping Stones Magazine
P.O. Box 3939
Eugene, OR 97403 USA.
Telephone: (541) 342-4956