Award Winning Author Linda D. Delgado
Linda was the original owner-publisher of Muslim Writers Publishing and is the founder of the non-profit and tax exempt Islamic Writers Alliance, Inc.
I don't want to go to public school! I don't need diversity! Ten-year-old Rose protests to Dad
and Grandma. What is diversity, anyway? she wonders crossly.
Rose's dad wants her to meet kids of different races, cultures and religions. He says the new
school will be an adventure. No way! Only a grown-up would tell a kid that going to a new
school is an adventure. But, could he be right?
It doesn't take Rose long to find out. The first week of school, Rose befriends Camelia, a Muslim
Egyptian-American, Ruby, a Protestant Vietnamese National and Christina, a Catholic Hispanic-
American. Who knew diversity could be so much fun?! Not all of Rose's classmates like her new
friends. Operation Proof is Rose's PLAN to nab a bully. Another PLAN almost lands Rose and
friends in big problems when they visit Meteorite Crater.
Rose faces losing a dear friend with courage and struggles with sadness when old friends seem to
change. Old, new, young and family friends-mark Rose's life. She realizes that being a friend is
as important as having friends.