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Friends Journal is made for readers, and we look forward to introducing our readers to all manner of books relevant to the Quaker experience. Every issue is packed with insightful and honest reviews of books of interest to Friends.

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Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box

By Angela P. Dodson. Center Street, 2017. 448 pages. $26/hardcover; $15.99/paperback; $9.99/eBook. The upcoming 2020 centennial of women鈥檚 suffrage in [鈥

Gwen Gosney Erickson is the Quaker librarian and college archivist for the Quaker Archives (formerly known as the Friends Historical Collection) at Guilford College and a member of Friendship Meeting in Greensboro, N.C.

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Faith and Experience in Education: Essays from Quaker Perspectives

Edited by Don Rowe and Anne Watson. Trentham Books, 2018. 256 pages. $41.95/paperback or eBook. As an early childhood teacher, [鈥

Sharlee DiMenichi is a member of Lehigh Valley Meeting in Bethlehem, Pa. She has taught preschool and elementary school and is currently an English as a second language instructor.

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Becoming a Welcoming Church AND Scrappy Church

Becoming a Welcoming Church By Thom S. Rainer. B&H Publishing Group, 2018. 128 pages. $12.99/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. Scrappy Church: God鈥檚 Not [鈥

David Etheridge is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and clerk of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Working Group on Racism.

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The-Monk-Within

The Monk Within: Embracing a Sacred Way of Life

By Beverly Lanzetta. Blue Sapphire Books, 2018. 400 pages. $19/paperback; $9.99/eBook. One of the more noteworthy movements in current spirituality [鈥

William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting and the author of My Conversation with Sophia: Reflections on Wisdom鈥檚 Contemplative Path.

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Still, in the City: Creating Peace of Mind in the Midst of Urban Chaos

Edited by Angela Dews. Skyhorse Publishing, 2018. 288 pages. $21.99/hardcover; $14.99/eBook. Conscience or consciousness? While the demands of conscience and [鈥

Carl Blumenthal is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting.

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Lens-on-Syria

Lens on Syria: A Photographic Tour of Its Ancient and Modern Culture

By Daniel Demeter. Just World Books, 2016. 304 pages. $49.99/hardcover; $29.99/paperback. While I do know a fair amount about photography, [鈥

Brent Bill is a photographer, writer, and retreat leader who lives in Indiana. A member of West Newton (Ind.) Meeting, his newest book Beauty, Truth, Life, and Love will be released in September 2019.

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How-to-Be

How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals

By Sy Montgomery, illustrated by Rebecca Green. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018. 208 pages. $20/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. A memoir has the power [鈥

Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.

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Quiet AND Shhh鈥od Is in the Silence

Quiet By Tomie dePaola. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2018. 32 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $10.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 4鈥8. [鈥

Paul Buckley is a member of Community Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of numerous articles and books on Quakerism and travels in the ministry, urging revival among Friends. His most recent book is Primitive Quakerism Revived: Living as Friends in the Twenty-First Century.

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How to Be a Lion

By Ed Vere. Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 2018. 32 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Now [鈥

James Foritano attends Cambridge (Mass.) Meeting.

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Loretta鈥檚 Gift

By Pat Zietlow Miller, illustrated by Alea Marley. Little Bee Books, 2018. 40 pages. $17.99/hardcover. Recommended for ages 4 and [鈥

Anne Nydam is a member of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting, where she teaches First-day school. A former middle school art teacher, she now stays home with her own children, while working as an author of children鈥檚 books and an artist.

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