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The Role of Children’s Issues Books in Meeting Libraries

Thirty-five years ago we bought a toy store. As we added books, we created a section that dealt with issues in children’s lives. A great example is On Mother’s Lap, written by a Friend, Ann Scott. In it she explores the displacement a toddler can feel when a new baby arrives, reassuring that there is always room on mother’s lap. We delighted in stocking issues titles. People would come in asking for a book about … adoption, bullying, death, depression, disabilities, divorce, gender, race🔒

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Tom and Sandy Farley are members of Palo Alto (Calif.) Meeting, volunteer booksellers with EarthLight, and coauthors of the Earthcare for Children curriculum.


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