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New Horizons II

by Maximiliano Aguilar, Ivan Sanchez, Ana Elisa Camacho, Alimar Gonzalez

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A multicolor world
In a very far place where crayons could speak, there was one tiny and bit shorty, called Brown. He was very shy and kind. The bad thing about Brown’s situation is that the others made fun of him for his vulnerability. He couldn’t speak or stand up for himself. 

That same morning, in school, the crayons started drawing a huge mural on a wall celebrating inclusion and discrimination. Brown, of course, jumped at the chance to participate in the project, he wanted to help his companions only to discover he wasn’t considered in any of the teams. 

-’What are you doing Brown? You're messing up the drawing!Don’t you see that each one is doing what they are supposed to be doing?’ SaidGreen, angrily. 

-But I want to participate!-answers Brown, sadly. 

-Get out of the way! Find a team that will take you. 

Brown acted as if he hadn’t heard anything and tried to helpGreen. Without asking, he started coloring. 

-Yes, I'll paint here!-Brown thought 

-’Hey, what do you think you're doing? Have you ever seen brown bushes? Get out of here! Insisted his friend.
‘You are not wanted here! Don’t you get it!’. Yelled Green. 

Brown was running out of hope when he saw the janitor, then he went to ask and asked him: 

-Hi Juampa, could I ask you for some advice?-Asked Brown 

-Of course Young man; What do you need?- Mr. Juampa was a great warm man that was always happy with everyone. Even with Red and Orange who used to ignore him and said bad things about him on his back. 

This generous and gentle old man was also very wise. Some students trusted him and asked him about some school stuff, most of the time he gave good tips to people who needed information or shared experience. 

“-I have a problem with today's project, I can't find a way to help my classmates, it seems I'm just getting in the way, what should I do?”-Brown said, Desolated 

With a smile, the janitor responded and advised him the following: 
-Maybe you should ignore them and try to talk to them and if it doesn't work you should talk with the principal and see what she can do. 

“-Of course, I will, Thank you very much Juampa! –“. He said excitedly.

With confidence young man, go quickly that it is getting late-“, replied Juampa.

Brown ran with his classmates and talked to the one he felt closer to, Red. Who was painting a beautiful sunflower in the wall’s mural? 

-Wow! It looks awesome!- 

-Really, do you like it?-Red responds feeling grateful- 

-yes, and even more if we add brown ...- 

-Brown, you blew it!-Red exclaimed 

-It's not true, Green screwed it up!- 

Green and Orange approached them and started arguing with Brown. He could not stand it and out of anger, he withdrew. 

-I don't need them! You will see that I will make a better drawing by myself-He said in a whisper 

Later, everyone finished the drawing only to realize something was missing.

-Why does this space remain blank?-Asked one of the colors 

-It's supposed to be Brown's homework, shall I call him?- Green questioned 

-We do not need him! He is not capable of doing a task as important as this, Besides he spoiled everything, "I will try to do it", Orange said.

All colors tried and none replaced the brown color so they went to where he was. Brown had drawn a tree, but it was only one color. 

"-Look at the drawing up to the brown leaves-" whispered Red 

With an eraser, they erased the leaves and the ground, only the trunk of the tree had remained. 

-Look, it looks like the silhouette that we left blank!-they said excitedly. Hearing this, the teacher approached them and said... 
Brown, why don't you paint the tree? 

-me? answered brown-The tree?-Brown replied enthusiastically -yes-said the teacher. 

Brown colored the missing part and he was so happy.

Red saw the drawing and in his mind thought: 
Well, it actually it looks great!

Red learned his lesson and when he realized that Brown was a very good color he thought- Why were we discriminating him? He is a great color and besides, he always makes us laugh. We shouldn't had discriminated him, "he is just one of us", Orange concluded. 

The next day when they arrived the teacher saw them and they were very good friends and they will always want to be in the same group. 

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