by Anthony Santigate
Staten Island Technical High School's own Ashley Deng has won this year's Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge with her own children's book, "We Are All Atoms." Her winning book, along with the other winners, were celebrated on Monday at an awards ceremony hosted by the New York Stock Exchange.
Diverse Minds is a contest where high school students write and illustrate children's books to help elementary school children celebrate tolerance and diversity, in line with the goals of the contest's creator, the human rights and advocacy organization B'nai B'rith International.
"We Are All Atoms", written and illustrated by Ms. Deng, uses science to explain that because everything in the world is comprised of atoms, everyone should be treated the same, despite their differences...more.
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