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The Kyrie family at Maquoketa Caves State Park, Iowa. Photos courtesy of the author.

Growing Up Quaker

Quaker camps, international peace work, and climates strikes makes up the life of a young Friend.

Finn Kyrie lives with her family in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin, where she is homeschooled. She attends Madison (Wis.) Meeting.

Posted in: Features, Quaker Kids
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Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot’s World War II Story

By Marc Tyler Nobleman, illustrated by Melissa Iwai. Clarion Books, 2018. 40 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $12.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 6–9.

Margaret Crompton is a member of Britain Yearly Meeting and wrote the Pendle Hill pamphlet Nurturing Children’s Spiritual Well-Being. Recent publications focus on poetry, short stories, and drama.

Posted in: December 2019 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, Quaker Kids
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H. Burton Housman

Housman—H. Burton Housman, 91, on January 12, 2019, in San Diego, Calif. Burton was born on January 23, 1927, in […]

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News, November 2019

News of Friends.

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This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America

By Morgan Jerkins. Harper Perennial, 2018. 272 pages. $15.99/paperback; $10.99/eBook. I was drawn to Morgan Jerkins’s writing because I feel […]

Anna McCormally is a member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting, and works as assistant to the executive secretary of Friends Committee on National Legislation. She holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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

Hartman—Neil Harmon Hartman, 97, on February 6, 2018, in Medford, N.J. Neil was born on June 8, 1920, in Cedarville, […]

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The Reynolds Family, the Nuclear Age, and a Brave Wooden Boat; Mum: The Conscience, Courage, and Compassion of Barbara Reynolds

The Reynolds Family, the Nuclear Age, and a Brave Wooden Boat. By Jessica Reynolds Renshaw. Self‐published, 2017. 278 pages. $12/paperback; […]

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Richard Taylor Lewis

Lewis—Richard Taylor Lewis, 81, on August 27, 2016, in Salem, Ore. Dick was born on April 19, 1935, in Los […]

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The Peace Tree from Hiroshima: The Little Bonsai with a Big Story

By Sandra Moore, illustrated by Kazumi Wilds. Tuttle Publishing, 2015. 32 pages. $14.95/hardcover; $14.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 8 and up. […]

Sandy and Tom Farley are members of Palo Alto (Calif.) Meeting. They are the primary authors of Earthcare for Children, a First-day school curriculum.

Posted in: May 2016 Young Friends Bookshelf, May 2016: Gender and Sexuality, Quaker Book Reviews
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John Howard Huffman

Huffman—John Howard Huffman, 74, on October 29, 2015, in Springfield, Mo., peacefully set free from a long struggle with Alzheimer’s. […]

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