The Pinballs – Betsy Byars

Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062881786

ISBN 10: 0062881787

Imprint: HarperCollins – US

July 2019

List Price: 16.99 AUD

Now in her 90s award-winning American author Betsy Byars first published The Pinballs in 1977. 443 more words

Childrens Books

As terrible as any armed conflict is, there are additional hidden costs to the societies involved that are often overlooked. As someone who grew up in a war-zone, I have observed and experienced the effects of constant aggression as warring sides fight for supremacy.

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Poem #119 - Abused children's lullaby

Hey there little sleepy girl!
Tonight daddy didn’t fall asleep on the curb.
He is home, punching mom, breaking stuff, cursing hard.
Be a good girl as mommy said and hide under… 108 more words


How to Make a Difference in the Life of a Child - Heart Stories (#4)

Why is it that some people are able to overcome childhood trauma and become active, thriving adults and others are crushed by it and never recover? 420 more words

The Opposite of Innocent by Sonya Sones

The Opposite of Innocent by Sonya Sones. September 4, 2018. HarperTeen, 272 p. ISBN: 9780062370310.  Int Lvl: YA.

Poignant and chilling by turns, The Opposite of Innocent… 777 more words


The Body Tells the Truth

I am sitting in social studies class a month or two into seventh grade. Suddenly, I cannot see Mrs. Johnson’s face. It is like someone has pressed a thumb over my vision and smudged the center of it. 897 more words


Can Love & Prayer Save 2 Small Boys?

My friends Susan and Andy Nelson threw over successful careers (his in law, hers in corporate America) some time ago to join the foreign service. They spent two years in Managua, Nicaragua, two years in Hanoi, and are now representing our country — the very best of our country — in Delhi, India. 399 more words

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