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Respite

FJ Poetry: A woman walks a field of chores / toward a gate too narrow

Karen Luke Jackson lives in Hendersonville, N.C.


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Spilling Claret

FJ Poetry: The perfect vintage had aged thirty-three years / and was poured into the cup of the world. 🔒

Kendrick E. Williams lives in Glendora, Calif.


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Forum May 2018

Letters and commentary from our readers. 🔒

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Shelter

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 is a very small tale about a very important idea. In the forest as a big storm approaches, the animal families work together to gather extra food and firewood. Finally ready and snug in warm homes, […]

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 3–7. I read All Around Us to the children in our First-day school (ages four through eight) at Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting. They said they liked the colors and the words. In All Around Us each page […]

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 cold and writing setbacks had laid me low, when Hand Over Hand arrived to challenge my self-pity. Filipino Nina persuades her lolo (grandfather) to defy village tradition that holds “Girls can’t fish. Their place is on shore.” […]

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


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