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Discipline And Practice Php 420
BY PAMELA HAINES
In a world of conflict, Pamela Haines calls for the development of skills to wage peace and an "army of nonviolent warriors." Here she offers readers a window into how to become nonviolent warriors through practices that show us how to hope, grieve, listen, welcome conflict, mend, speak truth, and cultivate courage. Engaging stories bring these practices to life and show that by working together we can transform ourselves, our community, and our world. Questions for Reflection and Discussion are included.
Pendle Hill Pamphlet 2012 35 PP. Paper
BY JEWELL PARKER RHODES
Twelve-year-old Lanesha lives in a tight-knit community in New Orleans's Ninth Ward. She doesn't have a fancy house, like her uptown family, or lots of friends, like the other kids on her street, but she does have Mama Ya-Ya, her fiercely loving caretaker, wise in the ways of the world and able to predict the future. So when Mama Ya-Ya's visions show a powerful hurricane (Katrina) fast approaching, it's up to Lanesha to call upon the hope and strength Mama Ya-Ya has given her to help them both survive the storm.
Little, Brown 2012 217 PP. Paper
A Poetic Portrait Of A Transexual Jouney & The Human Condition
BY LEE ANN P. ETSCOVITZ
"Let the Dandelions Grow: A Poetic Portrait of a Transsexual Journey and the Human Condition" is just what it claims to be. It is a large volume of poetry by a woman who spent her first sixty-five years as a man. She is a professor and a therapist as well as a poet. Her poetry is not difficult, but it is always thoughtful, insightful, and a delight to read. Sometimes it is angry, but more often it is witty and amusing and droll. It will make you cry in places, but it will also make you laugh. It will help you understand what it is to be a transsexual, trapped in a body that seems to be of the wrong gender. But it will also help you understand what it is to be human.
CreateSpace 2012 292 PP. Paper
Colonial Beginnings To Emancipation
EDITED BY JAMES C. BAKER
Th is wide ranging collection of American writings protesting slavery is the first collection to take the full measure of a body of literature that spans nearly two centuries and, exceptionally for its time, includes writers black and white, male and female. Writings from 1688 through 1865 include poetry, fiction, song, correspondence, speeches, and essays from a wide range of well and lesser known writers. While the pages of this volume are tissue thin, the book is small enough to hold comfortably in one hand, is very well bound, and contains color illustrations.
Library of America 2011 963 Cloth
Pacifist Bookseller Roy Kepler And The Paperback Revolution
BY MICHAEL DOYLE
The story of Roy Kepler of Kepler's Books and Magazines, a San Francisco bookstore that was long a hub for literary bohemians, countercultural musicians, and readers interested in a good browse. A leader in the "paperback revolution," Kepler popularized the once radical idea of selling affordable books in an intellectually bracing coffeehouse atmosphere. From this venue, Kepler contributed the principles of radical pacifism and social change as well as creating a community and space for exchange of ideas among such figures as Joan Baez, Jerry Garcia, and Stewart Brand.
Syracuse University Press 2012 426 PP. Cloth
A Handbook Of Activities For Persons With Dementia
BY JAMES R. DOWLING
A variety of activities designed to bring meaning and enjoyment to the lives of persons with dementia. Categories of activities include music, exercise, horticulture, pets, humor, and social events. The largest section of the book deals with communication and includes word games that help people make the most of their remaining verbal skills. Step-by-step instructions include tips on how to adapt activities for small or large groups, for individuals who are at home, in institutions, or bedridden.
Johns Hopkins University Press 1995 178 PP. Paper
BY DONALD HALL
In simple, lyrical prose is told a moving and believable story of how an eccentric man lives his life from childhood to old age. It's a story about self-sufficiency and about solitude, about the difference between loneliness and being alone, about living and growing old. Black and white woodcarving illustrations. Ages 4 and up.
David R. Godine 1984 32 PP. Paper
BY ANN GRIFALCONI
Young Abikanile and the villagers of Yao feel safe hidden deep within the African forests. But word has come that the slavers are on their way. Abikanile's mother and grandmother come up with a plan to fool the slavers and protect their tribe. But as the villagers retreat into hiding, Abikanile finds that she too has the courage to help her people stay safe and free. Ages 5 and up. Full page color illustrations.
Puffin 2002 40 PP. Paper
Understanding Islam Through Stories And Poems
BY RUKHSANA KHAN
"With eight stories about Muslim life from such places as the United States, Pakistan, Canada and Nigeria, Muslim Child: Understanding Islam Through Stories and Poems by Rukhsana Khan offers insight into the five pillars of Islam (belief, prayer, fasting, charity and pilgrimage to Mecca) and demonstrates Muslim presence around the globe. Throughout, sidebars by Irfan Alli explain Muslim terms and traditions; sayings from the prophet Muhammad punctuate the text. A pronunciation guide, a samosa recipe and instructions for making `Eid Mubarak' cards to mark the end of Ramadan round out the volume." -Publishers Weekly
dundurn 1999 69 PP. Paper
Remixed War Propaganda
BY MICA IAN WRIGHT
War propaganda posters from the 1940s are "remixed" in this book as anti-war posters for the present. This small book also contains a preface by Kurt Vonnegut, an introduction by Howard Zinn, and commentary from the Center for Constitutional Rights.
Seven Stories Press 2003 119 PP. Paper
Two Letters To New England Friends
BY BRIAN DRAYTON
In two letters to Friends, Brian Drayton addresses faithfulness today. In the first, he identifies climate change as a profound spiritual challenge of desolation, arguing that we need to find our hope in the spirit and demonstrating how Friends practices and traditions can help us to deal with this challenge. In the second, he writes of our search for unity in the spirit, calling us to hold ourselves to greater standards of accountability and to nurture each other spiritually.
Beacon Hill 2012 21 PP. Paper
BY BILL HARLEY
When Justin loses the hat that his grandmother made for him, he must go to lost and found, and that means facing grumpy Mr. Rumkowsky. Wonderful, full color illustrations go far beyond the words in this picture book for ages 3-6.
Peachtree 2011 32 PP. Cloth
BY AMIR AND KAHLIL
Tehran, 2009: after one of the great street protests following the Iranian elections, a young man has vanished. His mother, Zahra, and his brother search for him desperately. Their quest will take them through the labyrinthine corridors of a cruel regime. This graphic novel is a fictional composite of real people and events. It first appeared online and was serialized in a dozen languages and praised in the international press as a first in graphic novels, a first in publishing, and a first in political dissidence.
First Second 2011 256 PP. Cloth
The Way Of Spiritual Discernment
BY BRENT BILL
A compass makes a good metaphor for our spiritual lives and the work of discerning God's will for them. the divine compass points us the mind and love of God. Our sacred compass operates in our souls and calls us to life with God. The sacred compass leads us on a life of pilgrimage - a hike to wholeness and holiness. Keeping our soul's eyes on the sacred compass leads us to the holy discovery that we can move through life with purpose and promise, even in those times when we may not sense with certainty what that purpose and promise are. "Brent Bill has written one of the finest books on discernment and divine guidance that I have seen in a very long time." -Richard J. Foster
Paraclete 2012 190 PP. Paper
EDITED BY BETSY WILLIAMS, JANE RZEPKA, KEN SAWYER, AND NOREEN KIMBALL
About Death presents a gentle, yet unsentimental, story about how a family deals with the death of their beloved dog. The story is followed by a series of questions a child might pose about death and its aftermath, particularly the rituals and cultural customs that accompany the death of a person. The answers to these questions, like the story that precedes them, are frank and respectful of the child's curiosity. At the same time, both the story and the questions are illustrated by lovely watercolors that say, without words, yes, death makes us sad. A short poem that follows reminds us that death is a part of life. Ages 5+
UU &ME 2012 32 PP. Cloth
A New Spin On The Old Testament
TOLD AND ILLUSTRATED BY BRENDAN POWELL SMITH
Brendan Powell Smith has spent the last decade creating nearly 5,000 scenes from the bible--with Legos. His wonderfully original sets are featured on his website, Bricktestament.com. Here 1,500 Lego scenes depicting the Old Testament are brought together in book format. Be warned he doesn't shirk from difficult and blood thirsty passages, which even Lego can illustrate well, but this is an innovative and eye opening way to read the bible yourself and with kids.
Skyhorse 2012 270 PP. Paper
A New Spin On The Story Of Jesus
TOLD AND ILLUSTRATED BY BRENDAN POWELL SMITH
Following the Brick Bible comes the much-anticipated New Testament edition. He has brought together over 1,000 "brick" photographs depicting the New Testament. From the life of Jesus--his birth, teachings, and parables--to the last supper scene and crucifixion; from the fate of Judas to the life of Paul and his letters to the Ephesians; from the first book burning to the book of Revelations, this is the New Testament as you've never experienced it before. Everyone, from the devout to nonbelievers, will find something breathtaking, fascinating, or entertaining within this impressive collection.
One Man, A Street Fellowship, And The End Of Violence In Inner-city America
DAVID M. KENNEDY
A landmark work in law enforcement, community action, and social policy, this book describes a new approach to inner city violence and the epidemic of incarceration it propagates. David M. Kennedy, who engineered Boston's program involving gang members, drug dealers, cops, and neighbors, explains how youth homicides were reduced by two-thirds in the 1990s, even at the height of the crack epidemic and under a legacy of toxic racial history. This program has since been successfully duplicated in other cities.
Bloomsbury 2011 305 PP. Paper
BY MINA JAVAHERBIN
In a dusty South African township, Ajani and his friends have earned a brand new, federation-size soccer ball. But when a crew of bullies tries to steal their ball, will Ajani and his friends be able to beat them at their own game? This story, recommended for grades K-3, celebrates the strength that comes from friendship, the resilient spirit of children, and the unifying power of soccer in this evocative and moving tribute to the world's most popular team sport.
Candlewick 2010 32 PP. Paper
BY MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
In the only picture book version of Martin Luther King's famous speech in print, two-time Caldecott Honor winner Kadir Nelson has illustrated its most iconic words with magnificent paintings. The original, full text of the speech is included in the back of the book, and a CD recording of King's original 1963 delivery is also included. Grades K and up.
Schwartz & Wade 1991 32 PP. Cloth
BY ALI HOSSEINI
Long time Quaker attender at Framingham meeting has his first novel in English published. Identical twins Ruzbeh and Behruz are at the center of Ali Hosseini's debut novel in English--a story about love, redemption, and the courage to survive in the face of calamity and loss. The novel begins in the small town in southern Iran where the boys were raised and in their summer home which is surrounded by a lemon grove. See more details below.
Northwestern University Press 2012 190 PP. Paper
BY JENNIFER E. BEER AND CAROLINE PACKARD
Presents a time-tested, adaptable model for helping people work through conflict. Updated to incorporated recent practice and thinking in a step-by-step process beginning with the mediator's first contact with the parties through forging an agreement. Long a popular textbook in universities, high schools, and training programs, this book is also a valued desk reference for professional mediators and a down-to-earth guide for managers, teachers, and anyone working with clients, customers, volunteers, committees, or teams.
New Society 2012 194 PP. Paper
The Brick Bible For Kids
TOLD AND ILLUSTRATED BY BRENDAN POWELL SMITH
The story of Noah and his ark full of two of every animal on Earth has been a favorite Bible story of children for years. And now, for the first time, Noah's Ark is brought to life through LEGOS ! Brendan Powell Smith, creator of BrickTestament.com and author of The Brick Bible, creates a magical "brick" world around the simplified text of the story of Noah, the flood, a wooden ark full of animals, and the promise of a rainbow.
Skyhorse 2012 32 PP. Cloth
The Invention Of Western Civilization
BY ROBERT A. WILLIAMS JR.
An original and striking intellectual history of "the tribe" and "Western civilization" that sheds new light on how we understand ourselves and our contemporary society. Throughout the centuries, conquest, war, and unspeakable acts of violence and dispossession have all been justified by citing civilization's opposition to "savagery." Robert Williams, award winning author, legal scholar, and member of the Lumbee Indian Tribe, proposes a wide-ranging reexamination of the history of the Western world, told from the perspective of civilization's war on tribalism as a way of life.
palgrave macmillan 2012 265 PP. Cloth
The Bittersweet History Of Candy
BY KATE HOPKINS
Kate Hopkins has come to the conclusion that being an adult means having the means to buy all the candy you want but no longer wanting to. To recapture the joy candy once held for her, Kate set out to let her inner child romp through European and American candy stores. But in writing a fun-filled, informative, and colorful book about candy and its history, Kate encounters some of the bitter aspects in the story of the billion dollar industry built on sugar.
St. Martin's 2012 309 PP. Cloth
The Strategic Logic Of Nonviolent Conflict
BY ERICA CHENOWETH
For more than a century, from 1900 to 2006, campaigns of nonviolent resistance were more than twice as effective as their violent counterparts in achieving their stated goals. By attracting impressive support from citizens, whose activism takes the form of protests, boycotts, civil disobedience, and other forms of nonviolent noncooperation, these efforts help separate regimes from their main sources of power and produce remarkable results, even in Iran, Burma, the Philippines, and the Palestinian Territories.
Columbia University Press 2011 296 PP. Paper
BY FGC'S COMMITTEE FOR MINISTRY ON RACISM AND WREN ALMITRA
This is a downloadable .pdf version of the study guide. When you order, after we confirm your purchase, we will send you a link to download the publication. This guide is designed to help readers explore more deeply the issues discussed in the book Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship: Quakers, African Americans and the Myth of Racial Justice by Donna McDaniel and Vanessa Julye. Filled with quotes, queries, and suggested activities, the guide can be used in meetings, reading groups, or individually.
Quaker Press of FGC 2009 PDF DOWNLOAD Blank
BY FRIENDS PUBLISHING CORPORATION
Friends Journal, an independent monthly magazine of "Quaker Thought and Life Today," serves readers across the spectrum of Quaker belief. Subscribers enjoy uniquely Quaker feature articles, art, reviews, letters, news, classifieds, and much more. Articles include reports on Friends' ministries in the world, pieces on peace and social justice, spiritual reflections, Quaker theological studies, and practical advice for meeting members and leaders. Twice each year subscribers will receive special theme issues that deeply explore topics of critical interest to Friends, and readers look forward to our annual books issue each November. To learn more, visit www.friendsjournal.org.
Friends Journal SUBSCRIPTION Magazines
Questions And Activities For Teachers And Parents Of Children In 2nd Grade Through High School
BY DONNA BISSETT, ROBIN WELLS AND MARLOU CARLSON
An easy to use study guide of a most beloved book. Useful to parents and teachers. Each story's teaching points are made explicit through sensitive questions, crafts, service projects and Bible verses. This is a downloadable .pdf version of this publication. When you purchase this title, after confirming your order, we will send you a limited time web link to download the file.
Quaker Press of FGC 2001 80 PP. Blank
The Bible And Friends Testimonies
BY GWEN HALSTED AND MARY KAY REHARD
"In 1998-99 at Clear Creek Friends Meeting, when the children asked to explore the Bible, we chose to weave biblical studies together with learning about our Quaker heritage. We developed this curriculum to span an entire school year..There are many ways to bring to life the values expressed in the testimonies, but we chose to find examples in biblical passages, mostly stories, to illustrate faith in God, learning to discern divine leadings, and having courage and determination to put beliefs into action." - the authors This is a downloadable .pdf version of this publication. When you purchase this title, after confirming your order, we will send you a limited time web link.
Quaker Press of FGC 2006 147 PP. Blank
Letters To A Fellow Seeker
An Introduction To Quaker Testimonies
Faith And Practice Of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (paper)
Worship In Song - Clothbound
Friends General Conference
The Quaker Way