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Gianna-Katsock

Our D.C. Family

Signs passed by as we continued to drive on the bumpy road. It was a dreary, dark, foggy day. The [鈥

Gianna Katsock, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School

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Jadyn-Williams

Comfort in Diversity

This is my first year at Westtown School. I am a proud Christian who goes to church and worships God. [鈥

Jadyn Williams, Grade 9, Westtown School

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Will-Reardon

All Teammates Deserve Respect

Five years ago, I tried out for a new hockey team. When I walked through the glass doors of the [鈥

William Reardon, Grade 8, Buckingham Friends School

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Jocie-Resnik

Finding My Community

I grew up going to a Quaker meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina. I never truly liked going to meeting because [鈥

Jocie Resnik, Grade 9, Westtown School, member of Goshen Meeting in West Chester, Pa.

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Sawyer-Beveridge

Would You Still Love Me If I Were a Boy?

I remember the night I told my mom I wasn鈥檛 exactly a girl. I was so worried about telling her. [鈥

Sawyer Beveridge, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School

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Frances-Kelly

The Art of Loving Yourself

鈥淚 love myself.鈥 I speak into the mirror, my voice cracks into a barely audible whisper, the embarrassment squeaking through [鈥

Frances Kelly, Grade 10, New Garden Friends School

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Olivia-Jaekle

Different Opinions, Same Community

Last year I attended an all鈥恎irls school in Southeastern Pennsylvania. This school鈥檚 community consisted of some diversity geographically, but most [鈥

Olivia Jaekle, Grade 10, Westtown School

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heart-of-oneness

Heart of Oneness: A Little Book of Connection

By Jennifer Kavanagh. Christian Alternative Books, 2017. 88 pages. $10.95/paperback; $5.99/eBook. This meditation by a British Quaker may be modest [鈥

William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting.

Posted in: April 2018 Books, Healing, Quaker Book Reviews
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dream-hoarders

Evicted AND Dream Hoarders

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. By Matthew Desmond. Crown Publishing Group, 2016. 422 pages. $28/hardcover; $17/paperback; $12.99/eBook. [鈥

J. E. McNeil, an attorney in Washington, D.C., and a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (FMW), grew up in a working class neighborhood in the Jim Crow South. She worked her way through college and later law school when that was still a possibility. Now culturally if not financially part of the upper middle class with three degrees, she supports the Mary Jane Simpson Scholarship Fund at FMW and the Bell Multicultural High School in Columbia Heights, D.C.

Posted in: April 2018 Books, Healing, Quaker Book Reviews
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Writing Opp: Creativity and the Arts (Due 3/5)

Early Friends were famously skeptical of art; modern Friends pretty much fully embrace it. Why the abrupt turnaround? What reasons [鈥

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal:聽[email protected]

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