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The Path to Freedom – Chapter Seven, The First Battle

The Path to Freedom – Chapter Seven, The First Battle

Mike Peterson, Author and Editor of YVNY

March 28, 2017

“I filed the edges of his hoof and put some grease on it, to keep it from splitting,” the young rifleman said, as he came into the circle, sat on a log and took a dish of peas and salt pork from Sylvie. “Thank you, Miss,” he said to her, then continued to talk to Luke. “I smeared some grease...

Path to Freedom – Chapter Six, Building Up to the Battle

Path to Freedom – Chapter Six, Building Up to the Battle

Mike Peterson, Author and Editor of YVNY

March 21, 2017

Some weeks passed, and the Americans’ Northern Army grew as the Congress let General Washington send more troops. The patriots were now camped where the Mohawk and Hudson rivers met. There were small fights here and there when British and patriot groups ran into each other, but the only real battle...

The Path to Freedom – Chapter Five, At the Campsite

The Path to Freedom – Chapter Five, At the Campsite

Mike Peterson, Author and Editor of YVNY

March 14, 2017

Sylvie felt sick to her stomach. She didn’t want to talk about Jane McCrea. She didn’t want to think about Jane McCrea. But that was all anyone was talking about. And there was no way to get away from the other women. The sun had finally come out and this was their chance to do laundry,...

The Path to Freedom – Chapter Four, Blocking the Path

The Path to Freedom – Chapter Four, Blocking the Path

Mike Peterson

March 7, 2017

“You know,” Luke’s father said, “every time I’ve gone to Fort Ann, I’ve seen this tree and thought how glad I was that it never showed up at our sawmill.” Luke laughed. The tree was, indeed, a mess. No doubt, when it was just two feet tall, some deer had nibbled the growth bud at...

The Path to Freedom – Chapter Three, To Follow the Gun

The Path to Freedom – Chapter Three, To Follow the Gun

Mike Peterson, Author and Editor of YVNY

February 28, 2017

“Start filling tote sacks with oats and put them in the wagon,” Father said, as the militiamen left the clearing and headed for the next cabin. “Start with half a dozen. That’ll leave plenty for the cow. You’ll need to gather up some leather straps and the harness tools, too.” “I’ll...

The Path to Freedom – Chapter Two, The Militia Called Out

The Path to Freedom – Chapter Two, The Militia Called Out

February 21, 2017

A dozen men were talking to Luke and Sylvie’s father in the dooryard as they came out of the woods. Their mother and grandfather were standing at the door; the two younger children looking out around their mother’s skirts. “They want the horses,” Sylvie warned him quietly, before they were...

The Path to Freedom – Chapter One, The Sawyer’s Son

The Path to Freedom – Chapter One, The Sawyer’s Son

Mike Peterson, Author and Editor of YVNY

February 14, 2017

“Hold on.” David stopped walking; Jonathan took one more step and then stopped beside him, looking around the green forest as they stood side-by-side on the path. Luke Van Gelder walked around to the other side of the cart, to the stack of freshly-cut firewood, and began to pile it in. Jonathan...

New Serial Story – Starting next week! The Path to Freedom

New Serial Story – Starting next week!  The Path to Freedom

Mary Miller, Young Voices of New York, Publisher

February 7, 2017

I'm fairly certain everyone reading this knows something about the American Revolution despite the fact that it was fought well over 200 years ago. The Path to Freedom, a new serialized story written by our own YVNY editor, Mike Peterson and illustrated by Christopher Baldwin, should give you all ...

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

Dash Alschuler-Pierce, 11, Valley Stream

January 20, 2017

Welcome to the Little Shop of Horrors! Not the place of course! The musical! So get ready for a thrill because you just entered the Adams Theater! This time we’re watching the Little Shop of Horrors directed by Jennifer Hart at Hofstra University. You just paid barely anything for a play you’ll never forg...

My Black Belt Test

My Black Belt Test

Emily Nothdurft, 10, Valley Stream

December 19, 2016

When my friends Katy and Anna got their notification of the date they were scheduled to take the black belt test, I was dying to get the same test date. A couple of days later I got my test notification paper. I was scheduled to take my 1st degree black belt test On October 30th with my friends Katy and A...

Moana! The new amazing Disney movie!

Moana! The new amazing Disney movie!

Luke Lopez, 10, Valley Stream

December 8, 2016

This movie was great! Moana is the daughter of the chief and chosen by the sea. When her grandma passes away she sends Moana to sail the demigod Maui across the sea and put the stone back to stop the darkness. They need to save their island, Te Fiti. They sail across the sea and fight many creatures...

Queen of Katwe: An Inspiring Story

Queen of Katwe: An Inspiring Story

Ava Glick, 11, Commack

November 29, 2016

Queen of Katwe is a movie about a girl named Phiona Mutesi who lives in Katwe, Uganda.  She is very poor and makes little money selling maize.  She lives with her mom, Harriet Mutesi and her brother, Brian Mutesi. One day, she is leaning on the door of a run down structure spying on the chil...

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