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May 2016: Gender and Sexuality

A Gospel of Quaker Sexuality
    Kody Gabriel Hersh
Gender, Sexuality, and Our Bodies
    Lisa Graustein
Affirming Ivy
    Laura No毛l
Proclaiming Love and Justice (AFSC)
    Stephen McNeil
Let鈥檚 Grow Together
FJ Young Friends Bookshelf, May 2016

PeaceTreeHiroshima

The Peace Tree from Hiroshima: The Little Bonsai with a Big Story

By Sandra Moore, illustrated by Kazumi Wilds. Tuttle Publishing, 2015. 32 pages. $14.95/hardcover; $14.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 8 and up. [鈥

Sandy and Tom Farley are members of Palo Alto (Calif.) Meeting. They are the primary authors of Earthcare for Children, a First-day school curriculum.


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Blackberries and Cream

Blackberries and Cream

By Leslie Rivver. Green Writers Press, 2015. 207 pages. $24.95/hardcover. Recommended for middle school students. Grace, affectionately called Gracie鈥恎irl by [鈥

Katie Green is a member of Worcester (Mass.) Meeting. She is a storyteller and has led workshops at the Friends General Conference Gathering and New England Yearly Meeting sessions.


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Watch Out for Flying Kids

Watch Out for Flying Kids! How Two Circuses, Two Countries, and Nine Kids Confront Conflict and Build Community

By Cynthia Levinson. Peachtree Publishers, 2015. 216 pages. $22.95/hardcover. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Messages in Quaker meetings are [鈥

Margaret Crompton (Britain Yearly Meeting) is a writer and lecturer whose publications include Pendle Hill pamphlet #419 Nurturing Children鈥檚 Spiritual Well-being (2012).


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She Takes a Stand: 16 Fearless Activists Who Have Changed the World

She Takes a Stand: 16 Fearless Activists Who Have Changed the World

By Michael Elsohn Ross. Chicago Review Press, 2015. 192 pages. $19.95/hardcover; $15.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 12 and up. As the [鈥

Anne Nydam is a member of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting. A former middle school art teacher, she now stays home with her own children, while working as an artist and writer of books for children.


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Speak a Word for Freedom

Speak a Word for Freedom: Women against Slavery

By Janet Willen and Marjorie Gann. Tundra Books, 2015. 216 pages. $21.99/hardcover; $11.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Many [鈥

Gwen Gosney Erickson is a librarian and archivist at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C.


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I Will Always Write Back

I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives

By Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda with Liz Welch. Little, Brown and Company, 2015. 387 pages. $18/hardcover; $9.99/paperback or eBook. [鈥

Eileen Redden is the assistant book review editor for Friends Journal.


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Rosa Covington Packard

Packard鈥擱osa Covington Packard, 80, on February 22, 2016, in Media, Pa., after a long illness. Rosa was born on May [鈥

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William Sims

Sims鈥擶illiam Sims, 82, on June 26, 2015, in Syracuse, N.Y. Bill was born on September 26, 1933, in Yazoo City, [鈥

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