Reflecting on the Week

One of the things I love about nature is how it’s always changing. The light at different times of day creates new views. This was taken early evening when the wind had subsided. The greens were glowing in a way I’d never noticed before.

I hope the images and rhetoric from the news this week allow people to notice things in a new way, too. It’s been a difficult week for many, but important to remember that for some it’s always been difficult in a systemic way.

In the kidlit community, there’s been a week of lifting up and reaching out to create change. Lists of recommended reading has added to my TBR. I’ve been recommending books too. I’m in a ‘new voices’ book group and I’ve read many of the books people are recommending. Maybe this will be a turning point. I’m never politically vocal in my blog, but silence is a privilege and I needed to acknowledge that my opinions are strong and I’m always looking to learn and understand.

Published by authorlaurablog

I'm a reading specialist from Chicago, now living in the beauty of the Roosevelt National Forest in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. My first book "Aliana Reaches for the Moon" is about a creative, curious, kind and messy girl who loves science and her very patient parents. I'm currently writing a YA novel about a family broken apart by a secret and a misunderstanding. Future books in the Aliana series will include dealing with forest fires, learning about clouds and animal habitats.

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