These kids live in the in-between -- not little kids anymore and not yet teenagers. They are self-aware but not too self-conscious. Their skin still glows, they work earnestly on their school work, they still think that you will always get a half-hour recess. I can vividly remember that glory of being at the top of elementary school. For the first time, I wanted clothes for my birthday instead of toys, I bought pop music and listened to it with my friends in the cafeteria and I realized that not everybody liked me. I felt on the brink of something big.