Debby

August 5, 2020

The World Needs More Purple People by Kristen Bell and Benjamin Hart

I’m tired.  And I know you are, too. Tired of quarantining, wearing masks, sanitizing, and social distancing. Tired of the news. Tired of bad news and […]
February 26, 2020

Seeking to Affirm and Encourage Black Girls: An Interview with Khristi Lauren Adams

I recently reviewed Parable of a Brown Girl by Kristi Lauren Adams as a book that could help foster families – especially ones who aren’t black […]
February 26, 2020

Celebrating Voices and Experiences Different than Your Own: A Quick Guide for Foster Parents

Parable of the Brown Girl: The Sacred Lives of Girls of Color by Khristi Lauren Adams When you foster, you are likely welcoming into your family […]
December 5, 2019

It’s Okay to Wonder: Helping Your Biological Children Navigate the Foster Care System

An Interview with Rhonda Wagner When Rhonda Wagner’s daughter and son-and-law decided to foster, she was worried about how foster care might affect her grandchild. Her […]
November 12, 2019
Bridget Farr, Author of Pavi Sharma's Guide to Going Home

Create the Life You Choose: An Interview with Bridget Farr

Last month, we reviewed Bridget Farr’s debut young adult novel, Pavi Sharma’s Guide to Going Home. It is the story of an Indian-American sixth grader in […]
September 18, 2019
Love You From Right Here

Your Love and Empathy Can Change Lives: Interview with Jamie Sandefer

I loved Jamie Sandefer’s keepsake book, Love You from Right Here, so much that I wanted to learn how she was inspired to write it. Below […]
August 22, 2019
Love You From Right Here

Love You from Right Here: A Keepsake Book for Children in Foster Care| Written by Jamie Sandefer

I love children’s books. Through them, I discovered a love for reading, and I now enjoy experiencing them with my two daughters who are both emerging […]
March 26, 2019

Supporting Birth Parents

After reading White Oleander by Janet Fitch, I thought about the birth parents of children in foster care. I searched for a book dedicated entirely to […]
March 16, 2019

White Oleander: Effects of a Mother’s Presence & Absence

Understanding who our parents are and how they relate to our identity is part of growing up.  This fact is particularly true for children who experience foster […]