45 million people became displaced from their homes in 2012, Sasha Chanoff, director of Refuge Point, said on the radio show, “Here and Now.” “More than half of the refugees worldwide came from five countries, according to the UN: Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Sudan and Syria.” A striking comment […]
Curious City has created a brand new Reader’s Guide to The Good Braider for the I‘m Your Neighbor book club happening in Portland, Maine this summer. For the pdf of the Reader’s Guide, click here. The Guide and the series of discussions invites readers to reflect not only […]
I’M YOUR NEIGHBOR book club celebrating Maine’s new-arrival communities launches at the Portland Public Library
Portland, Maine celebrates nine books set in Maine’s “new arrival” communities with a 2013 city-wide read. Writers include South Sudanese memoirist, Aruna Kenyi in The Telling’s Room’s anthology I REMEMBER WARM RAIN. High school students who are named by the NAACP as Martin Luther King Jr. Fellows introduced each […]
On the road with The Good Braider, I experienced an event this month of Thanksgiving that I will never forget. I’m giving thanks here to all the pIayers who not only imagined, but pulled off a Global Voices […]
Try the Lizard Point geoquiz! Can you name these African countries? You get three chances. You can also move on to the rest of the world on Lizard Point maps. p.s. Click “Help” to get the answer.
…hosted a conversation about welcoming immigrants. WSCA’s Radio Gazette invited Dr. Susan Craig, an educator, and me, a writer. We had both worked in Portland, Maine. Susan directed a program to train educators to work with students from all over the world, and I taught at the Salt […]
I’M YOUR NEIGHBOR is the name of a website and a concept. Kirsten Cappy is the creator. Ann Sibley O’Brien and I are on the I’m-Your-Neighbor team, and we’re writers of books that Kirsten features on this new site which is about creating events around children’s and YA […]