Book & Movie Reviews

Broken Places

A film by Roger Weisberg 55 minutes, https://brokenplacesfilm.com/ This newly released film follows several families from the late 1980s through 2018, detailing the challenges they face overcoming a variety of adversities, including growing up in […]

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Raising the Challenging Child

How to Minimize Meltdowns, Reduce Conflict, and Increase Cooperation By Karen Doyle Buckwalter, Debbie Reed, and Wendy Lyons Sunshine Revell, 2019, ISBN: 978-0-8007-3756-6, 268 pages, $19.99 While the title — “Raising the Challenging Child” — […]

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For Black Girls Like Me

By Mariama J. Lockington Farrar Straus Giroux Book for Young Readers, 2019, ISBN: 978-0374308049, 336 pages, $16.99 Written by Mariama J. Lockington, a black woman who was adopted by a white family, “For Black Girls […]

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Love You From Right Here

A Keepsake Book for Children in Foster Care Written by Jamie Sandefer Illustrated by Pamela Goodman Lucid Books, 2019, ISBN: 978-1-63296-362-8, 17 pages, $12.99 Entering foster care can be a scary experience for a child. […]

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Foster Boy

Screenplay by Jay Paul Deratany Directed by Youssef Delara When high-profile corporate lawyer Michael Trainer (Matthew Modine) has a chance encounter with troubled former foster youth Jamal Randolph (Shane Paul McGhie), Trainer ends up being […]