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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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The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom

By Helen Thorpe. Scribner, 2017. 396 pages. $28/hardcover; $18/paperback (available in September); $14.99/eBook. Imagine if you can that you are, […]

Dave Austin is a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting. He lives in Marlton, N.J., where he teaches middle school world history. He is currently at work on a young adult novel about the Holocaust in France.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, June/July 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Shelter

By Céline Claire, illustrated by Qin Leng. Kids Can Press, 2017. 42 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 2–7. Shelter […]

Retired school librarian Margaret T. Walden, a member of Cleveland (Ohio) Meeting, shelters from the snow with her husband in Lakewood, Ohio.


Posted in: May 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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All Around Us

By Xelena González, illustrated by Adriana M. Garcia. Cinco Puntos Press, 2017. 32 pages. $17.95/hardcover or eBook. Recommended for ages […]

Emmy Gay is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting.


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Hand Over Hand

By Alma Fullerton, illustrated by Renné Benoit. Second Story Press, 2017. 24 pages. $16.95/hardcover. Recommended for ages 4–8. A summer […]

Margaret Crompton’s (Britain Yearly Meeting) publications include Pendle Hill pamphlet number 419, Nurturing Children’s Spiritual Well-being.


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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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I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness

By Susan Verde, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2017. 32 pages. $14.95/hardcover; $13.46/eBook. Recommended for […]

Lisa Rand works in youth services at a public library in Berks County, Pa.


Posted in: May 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Another Way to Climb a Tree

By Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Hadley Hooper. Roaring Brook Press, 2017. 40 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 4–8. […]

Katie Green attends Clearwater Meeting in Dunedin, Fla., and is a member of Worcester (Mass.) Meeting. She is a storyteller, workshop facilitator, and writer.


Posted in: May 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Far Apart, Close in Heart: Being a Family When a Loved One Is Incarcerated

By Becky Birtha, illustrated by Maja Kastelic. Albert Whitman and Company, 2017. 32 pages. $16.99/hardcover. Recommended for ages 4–8. With […]

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


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Closeness Is Not Measured by Distance: A Dynamic Journal for Children of Incarcerated Parents

By Bernard Johnson and Bruce Bryan. Empowerment Agenda, 2015. 107 pages. $14.95/paperback. Recommended for ages 8 and up. The authors […]

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


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Moto and Me: My Year as a Wildcat’s Foster Mother

By Suzi Eszterhas. Owlkids, 2017. 40 pages. $17.95/hardcover. Recommended for ages 7–10. What a story! Suzi Eszterhas is a wildlife […]

Lucinda Hathaway is a member of Sarasota (Fla.) Meeting.


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