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The Fox Hunt: A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to America

By Mohammed Al Samawi. William Morrow, 2018. 336 pages. $27.99/hardcover; $14.99/eBook. Mohammed Al Samawi is the son of two Yemeni […]

Eileen Redden worships with a worship group in Lewes, Del. As the young Friends book review editor for Friends Journal, she usually reviews books for a younger audience and appreciates this opportunity to spread her wings a bit.


Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, November 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Grace Kyoko Noda

Noda—Grace Kyoko Noda, 98, on March 14, 2018, at her home in Davis, Calif., peacefully. Grace was born on January […]

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The Problem with Theology

FJ Poetry: “The problem with theology / Is that I do not know” 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! […]

Evan McManamy lives in Newburyport, Mass.


Posted in: Meetings and Money, Poetry
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Giving Up Something Good for Something Better

By Sister Alegria del Señor and Sister Confianza del Señor (Beth Blodgett and Prairie Naoma Cutting). Amigas Press, 2017. 362 […]

is a librarian who lives in the Driftless region of southwest Wisconsin, where she and her family have a diversified farm of animals, gardens, and mushrooms.


Posted in: Meetings and Money, October 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Diane P. Butler

Butler—Diane P. Butler, 63, on August 2, 2017, at home in Ithaca, N.Y. Diane was born on June 4, 1954, […]

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Mistress Dyer and the Wilderness

FJ Poetry: Sometimes the wind comes from the bay / and it carries me to the Thames. But rarely. / […]

Anne Myles lives in Waterloo, Iowa.


Posted in: Poetry, September 2018
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Life in a Box

The homelessness crisis requires us to think outside storage bins.

Andrew Huff served with Quaker Voluntary Service in 2015–16 in Boston, Mass. He attends Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.


Posted in: Features, September 2018
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Syrian children at a feeding station in Turkey administered by TIAFI (Team International Assistance for Integration).

Gota de Leche

The yellowing pages of 80‐year‐old AFSC relief pamphlets inspire a new sense of agency.

Camilla Meek lives in Durham, N.C., where she has attended Durham Meeting and Guilford College Meeting. She served as a director of communications for Guilford College. Meek has a BA degree in fine arts and an MBA in marketing.

Special thanks to Don Davis of the AFSC Archives.


Posted in: Features, September 2018
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The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys

Edited by Eddie Moore Jr., Ali Michael, and Marguerite W. Penick‐Parks. Corwin, 2018. 472 pages. $27.95/paperback or eBook. Some years […]

Patience A. Schenck is a member of Annapolis (Md.) Meeting and lives at Friends House in Sandy Spring, Md. She is passionate about ending racism with a current emphasis on criminal justice reform.


Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2018, September 2018 Books
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A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History

By Jeanne Theoharis. Beacon Press, 2018. 288 pages. $27.95/hardcover; $18/paperback (available in Jan. 2019); $24.99/eBook. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. […]

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting and serves on the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Growing Diverse Leadership and Peace and Social Concerns Committees.


Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2018, September 2018 Books
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