Okay, Tom and the teachers at Portland High, this is for you. I joined the teachers for their Book Club in which they’d read THE GOOD BRAIDER. We talked about many themes in the book. Then English teacher Tom Talarico had the idea that if he used the […]
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 […]
I am terribly excited for this book that reviewers are beginning to respond to with admiration for the young protagonist. (“This is a story of courage, not just Viola’s but all immigrants.” from Finding Wonderland) More than one reviewer has said that they never review a book before […]
My novel, The Good Braider, is based on dozens of oral histories as well as much research about Sudan. I want to tell you about a play whose script is created around oral histories of immigrants. “Dreaming Again,” commissioned by the NH Humanities Council and written by Genevieve Aichele, […]
Invisible Children calls out for a world event, Cover the Night, April 20, 2012. The video is also a followup to the organizations’ original video about Lord’s Resistance Army’s Joseph Kony. Awareness.
In his New York Times column, “From South Sudan to Yale” Nicholas D. Kristof tells us the journey of Paul Lorem . His journey to Yale began in a remote South Sudanese village, on to Kakuma refugee camp, to school in Kenya, to South Africa. He’s 21 years […]
I have been fascinated with elephants since I found The White Bone in Nairobi, a novel by Barbara Gowdy. It’s the story of a family of elephants over generations imagined from the point of view of the elephants as they travel the terrain of their species. The story […]