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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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Mela and the Elephant

By Dow Phumiruk, illustrated by Ziyue Chen. Sleeping Bear Press, 2018. 32 pages. $16.99/hardcover or eBook. Recommended for ages 5–8. […]

Lisa Rand works with youth at a public library in southeastern Pennsylvania.

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Salamander Sky

By Katy Farber, illustrated by Meg Sodano. Green Writers Press, 2018. 32 pages. $17.95/hardcover. Recommended for ages 4–12. This unusual […]

Alison James is a member of South Starksboro (Vt.) Meeting.

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Library on Wheels: Mary Lemist Titcomb and America’s First Bookmobile

By Sharlee Glenn. Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2018. 56 pages. $18.99/hardcover; $15.54/eBook. Recommended for ages 8–12. Mary Titcomb was […]

Margaret T. Walden’s first library job was at the Rauh Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library. The branch was located in an old mansion; at the back of the mansion was the carriage house that was home to the city’s bookmobile.

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Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship

By Irene Latham and Charles Waters, illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko. Carolrhoda Books, 2018. 40 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. […]

Julia Copeland is the school librarian at Greene Street Friends School in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pa. She has spent the last three years growing the school library collection to reflect the diversity of the Greene Street Friends School community and the world we live in.

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Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968

By Alice Faye Duncan, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. Calkins Creek, 2018. 40 pages. $17.95/hardcover. Recommended for ages 9–12. The […]

Jerry Mizell Williams worships at Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. He is the author of numerous books, articles, and book reviews on colonial Latin America.

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Amal Unbound

By Aisha Saeed. Nancy Paulsen Books, 2018. 240 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $10.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 10 and up. “But life isn’t […]

Judith Favor belongs to Claremont Meeting in southern California. She is an author, contemplative writing facilitator, soul friend, and great-grandmother.

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We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide

By Carol Anderson and Tonya Bolden. Bloomsbury YA, 2018. 288 pages. $19.99/hardcover; $13.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 12–18. In her 2016 […]

Anna Carolyn McCormally is a member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting. She is the recipient of Pendle Hill’s 2019 Minnie Jane Arts Scholarship and is serving as writer in residence there from March through July 2019. Anna has a MFA in fiction from the University of Maryland.

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Women’s Speaking Justified and Other Pamphlets

By Margaret Fell, edited by Jane Donawerth and Rebecca M. Lush. Iter Press and the Arizona Center for Medieval and […]

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting and is active in Baltimore Yearly Meeting.

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The Quakers, 1656–1723: The Evolution of an Alternative Community

By Richard C. Allen and Rosemary Moore, with specialist contributors. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2018. 360 pages. $39.95/hardcover. The century […]

Brian Drayton worships with the new Souhegan Meeting in Wilton, N.H., allowed by Weare (N.H.) Meeting.

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Quakers, Politics, and Economics (Quakers and the Disciplines, Volume 5)

Edited by David R. Ross and Michael T. Snarr. Friends Association for Higher Education, 2018. 398 pages. $19.95/paperback; $9.95/eBook. Friends […]

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

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