Why Love Wins

A man cannon-balled into the pool, and began a barrage of obscenities loud enough for any of us in a bathing suit to hear. His aggressive verbal vomit continued as he meandered over and chronicled to my husband and me, his paying for women, doing things to women and a description of the pornography he … More Why Love Wins

The Other Side

Are there fences of division in our town?  In our lives? In Jacqueline Woodson‘s, The Other Side, segregation is explored through the eyes of two young girls.  As their fearful mothers look on, these two girls, Annie and Clover, meet at the fence.  The fence literally divides the town into a white side and a … More The Other Side

We All Can Dance

“Giraffes can’t dance, you silly fool! Oh Gerald, you’re so weird.” “Mommy, that’s not very nice!  They’re being mean!” This is the response my four-year-old says every time we hit that part of the book. That book is, Giraffes Can’t Dance, by Giles Andreae. At the end of the story, Gerald learns to dance- to … More We All Can Dance