October Mourning by Leslea Newman

October MourningInstead of reading a review of this book by me, you can listen to this recording by author Lesléa Newman. She shares the backstory, her research, and she reads one of the poems from this important and moving book:

http://www.teachingbooks.net/qlquc2m

Somerville MA: Candlewick, 2012

 

One Response to “October Mourning by Leslea Newman

  • What a moving excerpt! How we need to hear the voice of the fence, like a loving mother, and the voice of the stars. Events like this are the parts of earth life hardest to face, and hardest to forget. Like the killing fields and the children there, I thank Leslie Newman and you, Susa, for facing them with me.

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