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Against All Odds

by: Ming Siew Leong, Malaysia

Money can earn attention, but kindness earns respect.

quote by: Nathaniel G., 6th Grade, Pine View School, Osprey, Florida
teacher: Fran Squires, M.Ed.

Artist Statement

We can be very different from each other physically, culturally and mentally. If we learn to embrace diversity and see beyond those sharp fangs and thick brown fur, we might become friends. Some of us choose to believe what is told to us, without interpretation or discovery. Why do we believe blindly? If we take a step forward, like Red Riding Hood here, we may discover that the things we were told about the Big Bad Wolf were not true—and become friends. There is another side to every story, after all. Sometimes seeing something from another perspective opens up doors to new possibilities.