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Books from Ellen Michaud, Sara Maitland, Jeff Dietrich, Sterling Olmstead, Milke Heller, and Ruth Olmstead and Patience Schenck.

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TheRoad

The Road to Healing: A Civil Rights Reparations Story in Prince Edward County, Virginia

By Ken Woodley. NewSouth Books, 2019. 224 pages. $27.95/hardcover; $9.99/eBook.

Patience A. Schenck is a member of Annapolis (Md.) Meeting and a resident of Friends House Retirement Community in Sandy Spring, Md. She is the author of two Pendle Hill pamphlets, Answering the Call to Heal the World and Living Our Testimony on Equality: A White Friend’s Experience.

Posted in: April 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews, The State of Quaker Institutions
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Books reviewed: The International Bank of Bob, by Bob Harris. Turn the World Around, by Blair Seitz. A Principled Stand, […]

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The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys

Edited by Eddie Moore Jr., Ali Michael, and Marguerite W. Penick‐Parks. Corwin, 2018. 472 pages. $27.95/paperback or eBook. Some years […]

Patience A. Schenck is a member of Annapolis (Md.) Meeting and lives at Friends House in Sandy Spring, Md. She is passionate about ending racism with a current emphasis on criminal justice reform.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2018, September 2018 Books
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Racial Purity and Dangerous Bodies: Moral Pollution, Black Lives, and the Struggle for Justice

By Rima Vesely‐Flad. Fortress Press, 2017. 226 pages. $34/paperback; $4.99/eBook. A couple of years ago, I visited a man I […]

Patience A. Schenck is a member of Annapolis (Md.) Meeting, now living happily at Friends House in Sandy Spring, Md. She volunteers with Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform.

Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, June/July 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

By Carol Anderson. Bloomsbury, 2016. 256 pages. $26/hardcover; $17/paperback; $18.99/eBook. [Buy on Quakerbooks] A lot of attention has been given to […]

Patience Schenck is a member of Annapolis (Md.) Meeting and the Annapolis Human Relations Commission.

Posted in: March 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Race and Anti-Racism
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America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America

By Jim Wallis. Brazos Press, 2016. 272 pages. $21.99/hardcover or eBook. This book is as good a summary of the […]

Patience A. Schenck is a member of Annapolis (Md.) Meeting and Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Working Group on Racism. She is also a member of the Annapolis Human Relations Commission.

Posted in: November 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Social Media
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Building a Movement

Building a Movement to End the New Jim Crow: an organizing guide

By Daniel Hunter. The Veterans of Hope Project, 2015. 71 pages. $10/paperback; $4/eBook. A number of yearly meetings have been […]

Patience A. Schenck is a member of Annapolis (Md.) Meeting and author of two Pendle Hill pamphlets, including Living Our Testimony on Equality: A White Friend’s Experience.

Posted in: January 2016 Books, January 2016: Quakers and the Political Process, Quaker Book Reviews
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JustMercy

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

By Bryan Stevenson. Spiegel & Grau, 2014. 336 pages. $28/hardcover; $16/paperback; $11.99/eBook. “How can people be so mean?” That is […]

Patience A. Schenck is a member of Annapolis (Md.) Meeting with a leading to work to end racism.

Posted in: October 2015 Books, October 2015: Faithful Living, Quaker Book Reviews
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