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Jake’s Chickens

Motherhood and science fairs.

Jane Purcell currently teaches at Scattergood Friends School, and is working on a piece about the history of Ladies’ Shakespeare Clubs in Iowa. In 2006, the University of California Press published her book Not of an Age, but for All Time, about rare and early editions of Shakespeare’s works.

Posted in: Features, February 2016
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Between the World and Me

By Ta‐Nehisi Coates. Spiegel & Grau, 2015. 152 pages. $24/hardcover; $11.99/eBook. I came to this slim but important book, this […]

Dave Austin is a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting. He lives in Marlton, N.J., where he teaches middle school world history and Holocaust studies.

Posted in: February 2016, February 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Viewpoint: Wealth Among Friends

Our reader’s opinion column.

Shelley Cochran lives in Rochester, N.Y.

Posted in: December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Viewpoint
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Psychological Seduction

Understanding the mechanics of violent culture.

Khary Bekka is a member of the Sing Sing Worship Group at the prison in Ossining, N.Y., where he is serving a 25-year sentence for second-degree murder.

Posted in: December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Features
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The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle

By Jude Isabella, illustrated by Simone Shin. Kids Can Press, 2015. 32 pages. $18.95/hardcover. Recommended for ages 8–12. This large […]

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

Posted in: December 2015 Books, December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Quaker Book Reviews, Uncategorized
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Thanksgiving on the IRT

A rushed moment on a New York subway platform is suddenly transformed.

Jeanine M. Dell’Olio is a professor emerita from the Education Department of Hope College. She is a member of Holland (Mich.) Meeting.

Posted in: Features, November 2015: Books and Pop Culture
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Practicing Deep Empathy

Mentoring Those Unlike Ourselves

Leslie Madsen-Brooks is a history professor, digital humanist, and expatriate Californian currently living in Boise, Idaho. Her work explores how laypeople understand the past and “do history” in the digital age. Her teaching is deeply inflected by Quaker principles.

Posted in: Features, October 2015: Faithful Living
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Edward (William) Black (1853-1872) was a drummer boy for the Union during the American Civil War. At 12 years old, his left hand and arm were shattered by an exploding shell. He is considered to be the youngest wounded soldier of the war.

Saving Isaac: Religion, War, and the Lives of Our Children

Religion, war, and the lives of our children.

John A. Minahan has been a teacher for over 30 years, for the last 17 at Lincoln School in Providence, R.I., where he teaches English, psychology, world religions, and Quaker studies. He has also been a professional musician and full-time father, and enjoys hiking in the woods of New England.

Posted in: August 2015: The Effects of War, Features
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Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines

By Paul Fleischman. Candlewick Press, 2014. 203 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $9.99/paperback or eBook. Recommended for ages 14 and up. While this […]

Sandy and Tom Farley are members of Palo Alto (Calif.) Meeting. They are the primary authors of the Earthcare for Children curriculum.

Posted in: Friends and Other Faiths: Friends and Other Faiths, May 2015 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Gathered

Books November 2013

Books reviewed: Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poets (ed. by Nick McRae); Powerful Beyond Measure: The Legacy of Quaker Leadership in the […]

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