Image shows J.E. Pinto walking on an autumn street with her guide dog. She is a smiling and has long dark hair. 
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Blind People Write Books: Interview with Award Winning Author J.E. Pinto

"I really wish people understood that blindness isn’t something to be afraid of. It changes a few logistics about how life works, but it doesn’t in itself make people physically needy, mentally slow, or overly unhappy. People who are blind pursue meaningful careers, raise children, engage in hobbies, and live full lives at all ages." -J.E. Pinto

Book Reviews, Books, Disability & Accessibility, Diversity

Book Review: Erin Kelly’s Powerful New Autobiography Raises Disability Awareness

With each essay that Erin writes, she is helping to prove to the world that people with disabilities are capable of doing anything anyone else can do-- we just do it a little differently. Erin's skillful writing is a powerful tool in the fight against ableism. Great writing changes you, and entering into Erin's world will change your perspective on life, love, and perseverance.

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Book Review: Bald is Beautiful helps children cope with cancer

Book Details for Bald is Beautiful Title: Bald is Beautiful: A Letter from a Fabulous Girl Author: Carola Schmidt Illustrator: Dan Ovieta Genre: Picture Book Get your copy on Amazon! About the AuthorCarola Schmidt is a pediatric oncology pharmacist, as well as the author of children's books about cancer and scientific books for Springer Nature. She is… Continue reading Book Review: Bald is Beautiful helps children cope with cancer

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Book Review: When Polly Met Olly

This was a light and breezy book to read and the story moved quickly. This is the first book that I've ever read by Zoe May, and I'm pleased to say that her writing style reminds me of Sophie Kinsella (another author whom I enjoy). My favorite thing about this book was the creative concept. It was a very cute premise and a fun story. 

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Cover Reveal: Babushka is Homesick by Carola Schmidt

“Babushka is Homesick” is the second children’s book in the Babushka Series. Everyone has their own stories, history, and the desire to belong. The first book, “Tell me a story, Babushka,” is a best-selling new release in Children's Multicultural Literature on Amazon USA (Aug 2019), in which kids and adults will enjoy fun adventures and identify their own stories.

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Book Review: The #MeToo Reckoning by Ruth Everhart

Everhart offers hope to survivors as she declares that God is present with the violated and stands in solidarity with victims. Scriptural narratives like those of Tamar and Bathsheba carry powerful resonance in today's context, as do the accounts of Jesus' interactions with women.

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Want to Read Wednesday: The Pastor Wears a Skirt by Dorothy Nickel Friesen

Rev. Dorothy Nickel Friesen, an ordained Mennonite pastor, digs deep into the soul of a pastor with humor, pathos, and passion. Her memoir, a collection of short stories based on true events, visits the agony of bedside death, lost dreams, and angry parishioners who walk away from her leadership. She also shares the laugh-out-loud stories of weddings (a missing groom), rituals of deep meaning (with water from the Jordan River), and tension-filled advocacy for peace (on a military base).

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Want to Read Wednesday: The Black Madonna- A Womanist Look at Mary of Nazareth by Courtney Hall Lee

This book considers the relationship between African American women and Mary of Nazareth. After examining the history of black American motherhood during slavery and beyond, this book then gives an overview of the existing views of Mary in both the church and the academy.