November/December 2002

To Begin Again

A gleaming silver picture frame stuck out from among the ashes. With renewed determination, Angela squatted down and began unearthing the priceless treasure from the still-smoldering cinders. She recognized it as her parents’ wedding frame. Angela closed her eyes and tried to imagine herself standing within her cozy living room, near the hearth. In her […]


Alone is the homeless man looking at all the goods      in the grocery market that he cannot have Alone is the refugees leaving all they ever knew behind,      their friends, their houses Alone is the single pillar Standing in the rubble of a bombed building Alone is the Iraqi mother whose children have died From […]

Girl in Blue

Girl in Blue by Ann Rinaldi; Scholastic Press: New York, 2001; $15.95 Girl in Blue was one of the most fascinating and suspenseful books I have ever read. I could hardly put it down! Girl in Blue is a story about a sixteen-year-old girl, named Sarah Louisa Wheelock, who disguises herself as a teenage boy […]

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