Dolls and Dirt: Together at last

Dahlia by Barbara McClintock Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2002 32 pages I still have my first doll, a cloth Raggedy Ann handmade for me by a neighbor. I don't remember much of what I did with her, only that she went almost everywhere with me.  Later, I passed her on to my own daughter, who … Continue reading Dolls and Dirt: Together at last

Eleanor Roosevelt, Leader-in-Waiting

Eleanor by Barbara Cooney Viking, 1996 32 pages As a child, I spent a great deal of time with my maternal grandparents, both of whom were members of Tom Brokaw's "Greatest Generation."  Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the salient figure of their early adulthood, a fixture of an unforgettable time. They mentioned him often, and I … Continue reading Eleanor Roosevelt, Leader-in-Waiting