Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr; ill. Ronald Himler G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1977 80 pages About four months ago, when I posted for Banned Books Week, I mentioned that inspiring books often push our boundaries or make us question long-held assumptions. In many cases, they challenge our ideas about what the world … Continue reading Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Heritage, Patriotism, and Grace

Nim and the War Effort by Milly Lee; ill. by Yangsook Choi Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997 40 pages American history is far from spotless.  Particularly where immigrants and people of color are concerned, our nation has often struggled to fulfill its founding promises of freedom and equality for all. During World War II, for … Continue reading Heritage, Patriotism, and Grace