Books & Authors

Meeting Author Ashley Rhodes-Courter

Ashley Rhodes-Courter is the author of two books on the New York Times bestseller list, “Three Little Words” and “Three More Words”. The books tell the story of her childhood in Tampa’s foster care system, her ultimate adoption, and her efforts to make peace with her past. Ashley was invited to speak at Shorecrest Preparatory School, where my DD2 is a senior, about child welfare issues and court appointed child advocates. “No


(This post assumes you know some background history about Nelson Mandela and South African apartheid. Nelson Mandela is remembered for his legacy in fighting apartheid and helping South Africa seek healing and forgiveness. A primer on Mandela is here and you can learn about apartheid in this quick video.) When Nelson Mandela was imprisoned at Robben Island, Christo Brand was his prison guard. On November 17, Mr. Brand spoke at Shorecrest Preparatory School, where

My Ideal Bookshelf

I’m a voracious reader. Or at least I always was growing up, and now I am when I have time. Growing up, I observed the Jewish Sabbath, so I couldn’t use electricity or drive on Saturday. We used to read (“AND READ and READ, and then proceed to READ some more. Great Scott! Gadzooks! One half their lives was reading books!!” That’s a quote from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory