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finding safe

By |2007-07-07T09:59:40+00:00July 7th, 2007|books, Uncategorized|

Here's a young adult book to look for. SAFE, by Susan Shaw, won't be out until October, but I'm reading it now in publisher's galleys for a book review. There is no mystery about what happened. Walking home on the last day of 7th grade, Tracy is abducted by an older teen, raped, and left [...]

male survivor film

By |2007-06-21T14:28:45+00:00June 21st, 2007|abuse by clergy, media, men and boys, websites and weblogs|

Here's something you might want to check out. A young filmmaker is producing a feature film that examines male experience of sexual abuse within the orthodox Jewish community. I haven't seen the film but have visited the website for Narrow Bridge http://www.narrowbridgefilm.com/. From his description and the website itself, the film appears to be about [...]

no easy answer

By |2007-06-11T08:38:11+00:00June 11th, 2007|books|

Have you seen the new young adult novel, Touching Snow, by M. Sindy Felin? It's just been published by Atheneum. The story is bluntly told through the eyes of a teenaged Haitian American girl, Karina, who chronicles her family’s suffering under her despotic stepfather. What I found particularly interesting was the examination of how culture [...]

after long silence

By |2017-06-13T20:45:39+00:00May 29th, 2007|media, websites and weblogs, writing|

It's been way too long since I posted here. What has absorbed me is my involvement in digital storytelling. This began as an invitation a year ago from Amy Hill of Silence Speaks to participate in a digital storytelling workshop. Digital Storytelling gives ordinary people the skills to make short, personal QuickTime/DVD movies about their [...]

nifty book site

By |2017-06-13T20:45:39+00:00April 12th, 2007|awards and honors, books, websites and weblogs|

I just heard from Mindy, one of the Cybils organizers, about a new interactive book site for children's and young adult literature. And Strong at the Heart has its own page there. At the Tandem Library Books site you can bring up four separate lists of recommended book in Texas state reading programs. (Strong at [...]

freedom, oh freedom!

By |2017-06-13T20:45:39+00:00March 15th, 2007|Uncategorized|

As many of you know, I was a judge on the Cybils Awards this year. I also had the great good fortune to be asked to interview our nonfiction winner, Russell Freedman. His book, Freedom Walkers, is an awesome testimony to the power that ordinary people can have when they work together to overcome injustice. [...]

stellar review

By |2017-06-13T20:45:39+00:00February 27th, 2007|awards and honors, media, reader response, reviews|

This just in: I just opened a copy of the March issue of Play Therapy, a magazine for mental health professionals who work with children and teens. There, on page 32, is a great review of Strong at the Heart in which a therapist describes using the book with her young teen clients. With the [...]

cybils announced!

By |2017-06-13T20:45:39+00:00February 15th, 2007|books, websites and weblogs|

The results are in. The Cybils---the blogosphere's own children's literature awards---have been announced. Many of you know I was a judge on the nonfiction panel. We had five amazing books to choose from. Our discussion was deep and heartfelt. And in the end we all were happy to select Russell Freedman's Freedom Walkers to receive [...]


By |2017-06-13T20:45:39+00:00February 11th, 2007|media, websites and weblogs|

If you want to see a sweet film featuring a strong survivor, insight into the ways incest affects families through the generations, a sense of humor, and vibrant faith in the ability to face the pain of the past and heal, then check out Volver, by Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar. Penelope Cruz plays Raimunda, a [...]

cool sites

By |2007-02-05T20:46:01+00:00February 5th, 2007|websites and weblogs|

Do you know anyone who was abused at summer camp? I do. Experiencing sexual assault as a child is bad enough. Imagine being away from home for the first time, surrounded by strangers, and then being abused. What a nightmare! Camp Safety Project has a new web site with information for camp administrators about how [...]