Tag Archives: Turkey

Turkish Delights and Dangers

What sense do young U.S. readers, bombarded these days by the war of words between our presidential candidates and assaulted by the images and realities of U.S. gun violence, make of recent events in Turkey?  A failed military takeover of … Continue reading

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Refugees: Haunting Thoughts at Halloween

Nowadays, Halloween is a time for kids to play at being scared or scary.  Wearing fierce masks or dressing up as superheroes, children reassure themselves that monsters do not exist and that they themselves can be powerful. There is really … Continue reading

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The Pilgrims in Our Family–Another Look at Thanksgiving Day

Three hundred years and counting—that is the time between pilgrim voyages in our family.  Let me explain. As a Jewish parent, I was delighted decades ago to discover Barbara Cohen’s fine book for young readers, Molly’s Pilgrim (1985; 1998; 2005).  … Continue reading

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