By Melanie Baum Vivian was having color war in her camp. She was captain to team one. She chose all her friends for the committee. They sat down and started to work. Vivian and her best friends would get all the good jobs. They would dance and sing. She gave her other friends the jobs of acting and art. Vivian was so excited to start. Alison, a shy girl asked, “Can I be in art? I am a really good artist.” Vivian didn’t even look up. “No,” she said and just left. When color war was over, Vivian looked at Alison’s work of art. “I should have picked her,” she thought. That year Vivian didn’t win color war but she learned an important lesson.

This story was published in the Bar Mitzvah Magazine