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Around the Globe — Jamaica

Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

All strapped in and ready to go? Today we’re off to visit a country rich with both an exotic tropical beauty, and an equally exotic history of slaves and pirates…

 

Madame Chamberlaine

Tzipie Wolner

My mother came into our room one morning with an envelope. “Letter from Madame Chamberlaine, girls.” I read aloud: “Mes Chèries! Bonjour! I miss you loads and want to take you for a special vacances! I must go and visit my great-great-aunt who lives in the Carribean Islands. I am sending you tickets to join me. Come safely and I’ll see you at the airport.”

 

Meet a Lepidopterist

Rochel Burstyn

If you’re drawn to butterflies like moths are to a flame, you might want to become a lepidopterist. What’s that? Someone who studies moths and butterflies. Let’s meet one: John Snyder of South Carolina.



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