Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodsen

Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodsen

Each Kindness is a realist’s picture book whose lack of happy ending encourages reflection. The illustrations by E.B Lewis perfectly...

Our Lady of Guadalupe Tonantzin

Tonantzin, Our Lady of Guadalupe

art by Ana Maria Vasquez available from Fair Trade Crafts She has many names, the woman who appeared on the...

Soonchild by Russell Hoban

Soonchild by Russell Hoban

SOONCHILD, authored by Russell Hoban and illustrated by Alexis Deacon, is classified in my library as YA (young adult fiction),...

Out of Time

Out of Time

We are perhaps the first species to become conscious of our own evolution, aware that we can destroy ourselves, or, make...

Disturb the ‘Peace’!

Disturb the ‘Peace’!

In the year 1947, the UN General Assembly declared October 24, the anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations,...

The Courage of Malala Yousafzai

The Courage of Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai is a 14-year-old education activist from the town of Mingora in Pakistan who was shot in the head...

Elder on inline skates

Growing Pains

Summer empties into Autumn this week. Adolescence brings a kind of autumn, too, when we wave goodbye to the summer...

Glacier National Park river sunset

Awakening

Whether or not the following is an authentic Message from the Hopi Elders at Oraibi, Arizona, I find its urgent...

Obstacle-Free Thinking

Obstacle-Free Thinking

Are you a teen? Were you? Do you remember daydreaming in high school? My friend Caitriona Reed recommends to her...

From the Elders on the Equinox

“To my sister and brother swimmers: There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift,...