Charlotte Roberts is 16. She’s a sophomore at Four Rivers Public Charter School, and a grateful inhabitant of temperate New England. It’s March, and she loves hearing the first birds when she goes out to the car in the mornings. Her passions include orange flavored candy, people in high school finding things in common about elementary school, a little device her dad found at IKEA that froths milk, and large, coordinated musical numbers in streets. Charlotte writes because it helps her feel like she’s a real member of her life, and she loves the people whom she’s met because of it.

Shadow Mask by Vincent Frano

Since 2009 Vincent has lived in Massachusetts, and he now calls Pelham, MA home. He is graduating with a degree in Sustainable Horticulture in 2019 from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture in Amherst, MA. Previously he completed an Illustration Certificate in 2012 with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. His works have been exhibited in galleries and shows Boston, Somerville, and Amherst. He has been published in Edible Pioneer Valley and has designed logos for businesses throughout New England. He is also co-owner of The Bower Studio, where he designs handcrafted products with his partner.