Pledge of Allegiance to the Earth

It’s Earth Day! Please stand and join me in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Earth. I pledge allegiance...

Planet Locals, Planet Travelers

Today I am traveling far from home. You, a Tsotzil woman, here in Chiapas are home. I greet your beauty,...

My Book of Life by Angel

My Book of Life by Angel

Young adult author Martine Leavitt found a way to take a story so besmeared no one wants to hear it,...

One Billion Rising V-Day

One Billion Rising V-Day

 Today is V-Day, founded by Eve Ensler to stop violence against women. This year V-Day is called One Billion Rising...

Alchemy by Margaret Mahy

Alchemy by Margaret Mahy

  Billed as magic versus willpower, the real thrill of this young adult fantasy fiction from story master Mahy is...

Singing the Body

Singing the Body

Today as I look forward to rehearsing with Sahara Peace Choir for an upcoming concert, I recall the teachings of sound healer Gina Sala. Awhile back, Gina led Kirtan devotional chanting at the Yoga Sky Temple, high above the bay in Yelapa a fishing village south of Puerto Vallarta.

Every Day by David Levithan

Every Day by David Levithan

A beautifully startling premise! Daily incarnation, and, the changing body doesn’t limit love. “A” wakes every day in a different...

Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick

Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick

The book title, Never Fall Down, is borrowed from a command Arn Chorn-Pond gave himself in order to survive. He...

Moonbird by Phillip Hoose

Moonbird by Phillip Hoose

The reader soars on the wind with this red knot of the subspecies rufa, flying 9000 miles every fall and...

October Mourning by Leslea Newman

October Mourning by Leslea Newman

Instead of reading a review of this book by me, you can listen to this recording by author Lesléa Newman....