There is a chameleon in me I am stealthy
I like hiding in the night
I feel unstoppable
Me and the chameleon hide in shadows The shadows keep us hidden
I like wearing black
Shadows protect me from being seen I’m like camouflage
I like this feeling
—Ethan from Del Valle Elementary
How I Know I’m Duke Ellington’s “Fleurette Africaine”
Because I’m mysterious and
I do things that are
unexpected. I don’t
sound like Lil’ Wayne.
I could be
as old as 1962.
I sound peaceful.
—Juan from Del Valle Middle School
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