WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2017

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Former Weston resident Sukey Forbes, author of The Angel in my Pocket: A Story of Love, Loss, and Life After Death (Penguin Books, 2014), explained to the group how the process of writing helped her find the courage to deal with the loss of her six-year-old daughter to a rare genetic disease and continues to provide her with "a safe place to ask questions, gain clarity, and explore how the world works — and doesn't." She credits reading the new batch of Max Warburg Fellow essays each year since meeting Stephanie in 2005 with strengthening her resolve. "Your essays about topics ranging from Novels in the curriculum selected to help students think about courage as they face their own challenges n Bridge to Terabithia (Harper Collins, 1977) by Katherine Paterson The story of two social outsiders who find solace, identity, and self-confidence in friendship and imagination. n Maniac Magee (Little, Brown and Company, 1990) by Jerry Spinelli Jeffrey Lionel Magee is a homeless drifter who finds his way into a racially divided community where he amazes the townspeople with feats of strength and bravery. n Number the Stars (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1989) by Lois Lowry Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen becomes part of the effort to save Danish Jews from the Nazis in World War II Denmark, risking her life to help her best friend. n Taking Sides (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1991) by Gary Soto A star basketball player from the barrio of San Francisco struggles to belong when his family moves to a prosperous white suburb. n Facing the Lion (National Geographic Society, 2003) by Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton A riveting memoir that begins with nomadic tribes in Kenya and takes us through boarding school adven- tures, athletic success, and the author's eventual journey to America to attend college. n Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Puffin Books, 1976) by Mildred D. Taylor A book about racism during the Great Depression in Mississippi as told through the voice of nine-year-old Cassie Logan. 148 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 7 good works "courage is contagious"

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