TCC Reads: The Giver by Lois Lowry

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The Giver by Lois Lowry

TCC’s own Anna Keating recommends encouraging the child in your life to read The Giver by Lois Lowry before seeing the film in theaters. She writes, “The Giver was one of those books I raced home from school to read.” Read the rest of her recommendation and watch the trailer after the jump:

Misc: Poet Uses MacArther Grant Money to Give Vacations to Caregivers

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Tricia Elsner and her son with autism

When Seattle poet Heather McHugh was awarded a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” of $500,000, she used the money to start a charity that gives vacations to exhausted caregivers. Read the story from The Seattle Post here: Poet Uses MacArther Grant Money to Give Vacations to Caregivers

Divine Mercy Sunday

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Marc Chagall's "White Crucifixion" Pope Francis’ favorite painting is Marc Chagall’s “White Crucifixion” (above). Today is Divine Mercy Sunday. I have two kids whose names mean mercy so I love this feast. Pope Francis has said, “God’s justice is mercy.” Read more from Anna Keating and prayers for today after the jump: