I Can Make This Promise

"It would be easy to feel discouraged... to let the sadness win... But I try to stay positive. I try to focus on the people I have, rather than those who are missing. I try to focus on the future ahead of us, rather than the past."

Ogre Enchanted

“That fool of a fairy Lucinda did not intend to lay a curse on me. She meant to bestow a gift. When I cried inconsolably through my first hour of life, my tears were her inspiration. Shaking her head sympathetically at Mother, the fairy touched my nose. "My gift is obedience. Ella will always be obedient. Now stop crying, child." I stopped.”

The Escape of Robert Smalls

"Smalls and the rest of the crew were taking a big risk... No person had ever done this before. They would pass by armed forts, where soldiers were on alert. They would risk their lives, all for the chance to be free."