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Category: Writing

Anne and Her Shadows

Originally published 2/10/2020 I have kept her photograph, which I purchased twenty-five years ago on my first trip to the Anne Frank House. I embarked on the narrow climb to the hiding place and later, the descent, and imagined all that had occurred in between.  I was attuned to the…
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Except from “White Flag” by Judy Mandel

Lost in the Rain June 15, 2014 I am certain the photo on my computer screen is Cheryl, my sister Linda’s daughter. In some ways she looks the same. Her mother’s eyes, her father’s full round face, her thick hair like mine. But her eyes are empty, unfamiliar. What do…
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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

It is so exciting to see all the new children’s books coming out in recent years that feature Asian characters. When I was a child, I NEVER saw Asian people in books, and I was an avid reader! The only ones in our home with people who looked like me…
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Anne Whitney Pierce – Author

Author Anne Whitney Pierce is a lifelong Cantabrigian (it’s an adjective that refers or pertains to Cambridge University in England, or in Anne’s case, Cambridge, Massachusetts). The author of several books, her most recent, DOWN TO THE RIVER, references Harvard Square in the 60s. It follows the privileged Potts family…
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Warda Mohamed Abdullahi – Author

Warda Mohamed Abdullahi has one hell of a story to share and she does so in her powerful memoir, “Warda: My Journey from the Horn of Africa to a College Education.” Her degree comes from a college in the U.S. How she got there is the basis of this riveting…
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