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It’s 1963. They’re marching in Washington—Even people from the Bronx

—including Fiona’s friend David and his mother! [From Morning in a Different Place, Bronx 1963, Fiona learns that her friend David Silverman went to the March on Washington with his mom and Mrs. Carson, Yolanda’s neighbor.] “Mrs. Carson is your friend?” says Yolanda [to Mrs. Silverman]. “Well, an acquaintance really. But we’ve gotten to be … Read more

Fiona is white. Yolanda is black. Their friendship breaks the rules.

And if Fiona wants to be accepted by her newfound friends, she’ll have to end it. She knows what she should do, but heroics don’t come easy to an outcast. Her courage gets lost—until Yolanda helps her find it. [From Morning in a Different Place, Bronx, NY, 1963] President Kennedy is on TV, giving a … Read more

A Gathering of Book Lovers

BooksNJ at Paramus Library What a pleasure it was to meet so many New Jersey writers of all stripes and so many avid readers who attended BooksNJ, a festival celebrating writing, reading, and books.The event was sponsored by the Bergen County Cooperative Library System. I thank them again for the chance to meet and talk … Read more