Thursday, November 8, 2007
If you don't know Jaiya John-you should!
Jaiya John is simply incredible.
If you haven't read"Black Baby;White Hands-a view from the crib"-run, don't walk to your nearest bookseller! The book is a poignant autobiography exploring adoption, racism and racial identity that everyone-connected to adoption or not-can relate to in some way.
John's latest book,"Reflection Pond" is now available and is also a 'must read' for anyone interested in the welfare of children-all children.
In a world where millions of children-for various reasons-are separated from their original family (and maybe culture)we are all forced to consider how we can empower children to heal. The book challenges adults to serve children and get involved in their healing.
In addition, John announced the 2nd Annual Foster Youth Poetry Contest. Open to children from 14-24 it is an opportunity for children who have come through 'the system' to share their experiences with all of us. Contest deadline is JANUARY 22, 2008.
For more contest details and entry guidelines, check out Soul Water Rising.