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Creating Community Through Stories Around the Table
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Creating Community Through Stories Around the Table

by Staff

It began when a young military spouse reached out for help. More than forty military family writers responded by sharing their encouraging stories and experience from both everyday and extraordinary moments. The result? A menu of personal stories about life, amidst the added challenges of military life. And a worldwide gathering of friends, bringing civilian and military communities to the table to support military families. […]

Guide Dog Helps Holocaust Survivor Share Story
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Guide Dog Helps Holocaust Survivor Share Story

by Meagan Frank

In his five years enduring WWII labor camps, Max Edelman was beaten blind by Nazi guards and witnessed a German Shepherd maul to death a fellow prisoner. At age seventy, Max pushed through his fear of dogs and began working with his first guide dog, Calvin. The story of how Max came to trust Calvin attracted the attention of dog lover and pet columnist Sharon Peters. Together, they explored the incredible journey that put Calvin in Max’s life and helped heal his heart. […]

Brian Pinkney and Andrea Davis Pinkney at home in Brooklyn
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Andrea Davis Pinkney: Messenger of Hope

by Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito

In her accomplished career as an editor and the bestselling author of more than thirty books about the African American experience, Andrea Davis Pinkney has become as inspiring as many of the historic figures she writes about. She felt an undeniable pull to write about the Darfur genocide in her latest novel, The Red Pencil. Even through the ugly filter of war, Andrea’s longtime message shines through: Hope and joy are for everyone. […]