In a Different Key: The Story of Autism by John Donvan and Caren Zucker About this book: (from the publisher) Nearly seventy-five years ago, Donald Triplett of Forest, Mississippi, became the first child diagnosed with autism. Beginning with his family’s odyssey, In a Different Key tells the extraordinary story of this often misunderstood condition
“A film, a piece of theatre, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.” ~ Alan Rickman For its swift ability to inform, move, and yes, even to change, few artistic forms can beat a well crafted movie. These are five that have affected me.
Barbara Mutch’s first novel tells a story of love and duty colliding on the arid plains of Apartheid-era South Africa. The Housemaid’s Daughter by Barbara Mutch About this book: (from the publisher) When Cathleen Harrington leaves her home in Ireland in 1919 to travel to South Africa, she knows that she does not love the man she is to […]
Friends, here’s round two of our discussion this month about the tough topic of sex trafficking–important because as I noted before, it is rampant, it is evil, and children we know and love are at risk. January is national Human Trafficking Awareness month, and today I am privileged to introduce to you Alisa Jordheim, Executive Director […]
A young female attorney from New York City attempts the impossible in 1946: attaining justice for a black man in the Deep South. The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson About this book: (from the publisher) Regina Robichard works for Thurgood Marshall, who receives an unusual letter asking the NAACP to investigate the murder of a returning black […]