Valencia and the Velvet Dress
by Lorri Jackson
Valencia is a kindhearted ten-year-old, who always sees the good in other people. When she receives a dress for a special performance at school, she can’t stop wearing it. After many rumors, taunts, and finger-pointing—especially from neighborhood boy Joseph-Kelly Hunter—Valencia’s parents come up with the perfect solution to stop the nasty rumors before Valencia gets word of them. Will they be successful?