My Favorite Part of Treaty Day
by Andrea Bradley
This year I'm playing Aleysha in the Treaty Day play. She's the President's daughter. It's the best part I ever got and it's all because I got an "A" on my Ancient Earth diorama project.
Gansa didn't talk to me all recess. She's just jealous because I get to be Aleysha this year and she's gotten to be Aleysha for the last two years. It's only fair someone else gets a turn. I guess she's especially mad since she has to be Brouwer, which is a boy's part, but there aren't enough boys in our class this year. Her costume is a "body armor" and "automatic weapon." I get to wear a red "dress."
Here is what happened today. We went on a school trip to the First Landing Site. It was just a big field with some signs and other stuff. Mrs. Mrga said we should pay special attention because of how important First Landing is to our History. The first ship didn't even have anyone on it, just junk and garbage, but all the people on Ancient Earth thought it was really important.