anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an
inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.
Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can
we afford to live with the narrow, provincial 'outside agitator' idea." ~
Martin Luther King
would like to think that although I might expect a lot from my students,
that I also have a great amount of patience and compassion for their
individual learning styles. I'd also like to think that my praise for
them and their work never transformed into negative feedback or
harshness about their personality, and that my praise continues to this
day. I think I can say this is true; this is true mentoring.
This year the book focused on isThe ShawlBy Cynthia Ozick. The short story alone will leave you numb and devastated. After I read it, I remembered all the reasons why Lori and I created our book: to remember and honor the young victims of the Holocaust, to give voice and image to their spirits.
Our book has not gotten world-renowned recognition like Ozick's, but I am thankful to be a part of this year's The Big Read and to have Painting Czeslawa Kwoka partnered in some small way with The Shawl.
I will bring the original color copies of Czeslawa’s paintings that Lori sent me and the photos that I worked from in my home office to write the
poems. The library will have FREE copies of the book available for participants and patrons.
These children, like little Magda and all the other children who lost their lives because of the atrocity of ignorance, greed, and war, WILL BE REMEMBERED!
To register either stop by the library or call 845-635-8460.