Entries Tagged as 'Homelessness'

Beautiful Moon: A Child’s Prayer

February 4th, 2015 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY This lovely book is more about empathy than religion. A boy awakens in the middle of the night to realize he forgot to say his prayers. He kneels and prays for people without homes, for an end to war, for the sick to be healed, and for the hungry to be […]

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Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen

February 4th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER KALI Around Martin Luther King Day, my 3-year-old daughter’s preschool class talked about their dreams. My daughter’s dream was: “One day I want to work in a soup kitchen.” Well, there is one proud mama here, let me tell you. But I must give credit where credit is due – to Uncle […]

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Black Cat

August 25th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER GANNETT Black Cat is the rhythmic, melodious story of a black cat who moves through the urban environment of New York City — and not the opulent neighborhood that redtailed hawk Pale Male chose as his home.  Christopher Myers’s graphic collage illustrations captivate us as he takes us through some of the aspects of urban life […]

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Gowanus Dogs

August 3rd, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER GANNETT Dark subject matter and equally dark drawings comprise Gowanus Dogs, the story of a family of homeless dogs and the homeless man who changes their lives and whose life is in turn changed through knowing them. Though the illustrations remain in the same shades-of-grey tenor throughout the book, our spirits are lifted by […]

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