Monthly Archives: November 2016

  • We Yearn: The Matchbox Diaries

    I lead book club discussions with English language learners. Today I’m beginning to post images from books we read along with a taste of our discussions. Italian emigrants, 1900,  say good-bye to Grandmother who remains behind, and calling, “You’ll eat the food there and forget your home.”*

  • Welcome to Multicultural America

    In recognition of this being November 9, I’m reposting a photo from this school with young children, grade K – 2 who’ve come to the U.S. as refugees.    Much of my fiction is about new Americans and my goal is to keep writing so that my stories might build bridges among us.  Here I’m…

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