Mouse has decided to write a play about a Somalian princess who is forced to flee to Ireland because of the war in Somalia. She has about five pages written -- she is very good at mimicking the style of the middle school readers she's fond of reading right now. It's called, "A Somalian Longing."
The inspiration for the play is her newfound passion for Somalia. Every day after they finish their work plan (in her case, practicing math), they get to choose a culture work, and for the past week or so, Mouse has been researching Somalia, both in the school library and online. She even looked up some real Somalian names for her play.