Feature Stories

Fostering Families Today Feature

Fulfilling a Dream

By Farrah Mina During her senior year of high school, Madelyne Yang sat down with her counselor to strategize about college applications. Together, the pair identified Augsburg University, a private institution in Minneapolis, as a […]


Connecting, Reconnecting

By Valarie Edwards Documentary filmmaker Yusef Presley was just 5 when he was separated from his sister, 7-year-old Khalia. The two initially entered foster care in the same family, but were later separated. Presley was […]

Book & Movie Reviews

Book & Movie Reviews

Invisible Boy: A Memoir of Self-Discovery

Journalist Harrison Mooney shares his personal experience as a young Black child growing up with his white, Christian, evangelical family in the memoir “Invisible Boy.” Mooney won the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for nonfiction in […]

Book & Movie Reviews

Grandmothering While Black

Sociologist LaShawnDa L. Pittman writes a powerful ethnography in “Grandmothering While Black,” in which she takes a close look at how kinship background as well as current socio-economic situations that impact the role grandmothers play […]