When Mom's Away
By Farida Zaman and Layla Ahmad
There is a little girl whose mom is a busy doctor. When her mom has to be in quarantine, sleeping on a cot in their garage to keep the family safe from the virus, the little girl does her best to be brave. She and her dad make dinner together, and she helps bring groceries to her grandparents…making sure to wave so they know it's her! In the evening they bang pots and pans on the doorstep to thank frontline workers for their hard work. But the highlight of the day is when Mom comes home and they wave to each other through the window.