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El Paso Quakers on the Border Today

How Friends along the Mexican border are responding to needs.

Ann Birch is currently clerk of El Paso (Tex.) Meeting. She is a librarian who settled in on the border in the 1960s.

Posted in: Outside the Meetinghouse, Witness
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Spirit?

Spirit seems to have assumed a major office among Friends.

Ann Birch is a member of El Paso (Texas) Meeting; she is an academic reference librarian, grandmother, and actor in local theater.

Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Viewpoint
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Enemy-Child

Enemy Child: The Story of Norman Mineta, a Boy Imprisoned in a Japanese American Internment Camp During World War II

By Andrea Warren. Margaret Ferguson Books, 2019. 224 pages. $22.99/hardcover. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Ann Birch is a community college librarian and clerk of El Paso (Tex.) Meeting.

Posted in: December 2019 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, Quaker Kids
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Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind

By Cynthia Grady, illustrated by Amiko Hirao. Charlesbridge, 2018. 32 pages. $16.99/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 4–8. When some of […]

Ann Birch is a librarian and a member of El Paso (Tex.) Meeting.

Posted in: December 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Christianity
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Pandora

By Victoria Turnbull. Clarion Books, 2017. 30 pages. $16.99/hardcover; $12.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 4–8. Pandora, a fox, lives at a […]

Ann Birch (formerly Dee Cameron) is a librarian and a member of El Paso (Tex.) Meeting.

Posted in: May 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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When My Meeting Had My Back

Bitter laughter isn’t my usual response when I look into my new issue of Friends Journal, but a few years […]

Dee Birch Cameron, a member of El Paso (Tex.) Meeting, is a librarian and often acts in a community theater.

Posted in: Features
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Violence and Light

Halloween Night, 2007: Detroit It is Halloween, and we are at the Detroit Zoo. I am walking past brightly painted […]

Lisa Sinnett lives and works in Detroit, Mich., and has been attending Detroit and Ann Arbor meetings regularly since 1992. Her last submission to Friends Journal, a poem titled "Driving to El Salvador with Hector and Domingo," published in April 2006, earned an Award of Excellence (first place) from the Associated Church Press. She thanks Helen Horn (Athens, Ohio, Meeting) and Claire Crabtree for their support and care of her writer's voice.

Posted in: Features
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Maybe God Is Like That Too

FJ Review: “Benjamin Schipper’s colorful, cartoon‐like illustrations of big city life came as a welcome surprise, in contrast to the bucolic […]

Dee Cameron is a member of El Paso (Tex.) Meeting. She is a grandmother and a retired school librarian.

Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, December 2017 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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Two White Rabbits

By Jairo Buitrago, illustrated by Rafael Yockteng, translated by Elisa Amado. Groundwood Books, 2015. 32 pages. $18.99/hardcover; $16.95/eBook. Recommended for […]

Dee Ann Birch Cameron, a retired school librarian in Texas, has attended Friends meetings for more than a half century.

Posted in: May 2016 Young Friends Bookshelf, May 2016: Gender and Sexuality, Quaker Book Reviews
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Forum, September 2018

Letters from our readers.

Posted in: Forum, September 2018
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