Books by Kinderlandites about life growing up on the left.
A book by Maxine Louise Michel (Fiering) De Felice (Class of 1953)
May the Spirit Be Unbroken: Search for the Mother Root
A book by Mickey (Hartman) Flacks (Class of 1955) & Dick Flacks (Staff in the 1950s)
Making History/Making Blintzes:
How Two Red Diaper Babies Found Each Other and Discovered America
Other Books by Kinderlandites.
Books by Barry Fireman (Class of 1955)
a) The book From The Broken Windows chronicles the life of my father and
his sisters and my grandfather as they lived through pogroms and the Russian
Revolution and ensuing Civil Warin what is now Ukraine. It covers their escape
and harrowing journey to America.
b) THAT REMINDS ME OF A STORY
Books by Ralph Dranow (Class of 1955)
a) A New Life
The 76 vivid poems in this book offer a unique and compassionate view of what it is to be
human. “Ralph's poetry is tender and honest and bittersweet, like sweet-sour candy
melting on the tongue. His poems nestle into the heart in a genuinely comforting way."
~ Shonen Bressler” https://www.ralphdranow.net/store/
b) At Work on the Garments of Refuge: Poems by by Daniel Marlin and Ralph Dranow
This book is both a testament to the remarkable, incisive writing of Dan Marlin by his
best friend, Ralph, and an opportunity for readers to taste the riches of this friendship
through the poetry of both writers. You are in for a moving feast for the mind, heart, and
moral spirit. https://www.ralphdranow.net/store/
A book by Steve Malmude (Class of 1955)
The Bundle: Selected Poems
A book by Edith Tarbescu (Class of 1955)
ONE WILL: THREE WIVES
A book by Richard Rizzo (Class of 1956)
Invisible Colored White: Being white in a black world
A book by Meryl Nadel and Sue Scher (Class of 1957)
Not Just Play: Summer Camp and the Profession of Social Work
Includes a short blurb about Kinderland as a social justice
camp where the director from 2012 to the present is a social worker.
Books by Jay (Eric) Feldman (Class of 1958)
a) WHEN THE MISSISSIPPI RAN BACKWARDS: Empire, Intrigue, Murder,
and the New Madrid Earthquakes (non-fiction). The book weaves together five
threads to create a complex tapestry of the early frontier in the years between
the American Revolution and the War of 1812. In his jacket blurb, Howard Zinn
said, "Jay Feldman has produced a fascinating work of social history, meticulously
researched, elegantly written and awesomely original in its conception. He finds the
convulsions of the natural world reverberating on slavery, war, and Indian resistance,
and tells the story with verve and style."
b) SUITCASE SEFTON AND THE AMERICAN DREAM (fiction)
A major league scout discovers a pitcher in a Japanese-American internment
camp in Arizona during World War II. Through the filter of baseball,
the book addresses issues of personal integrity, racism, internment, and
American values and dreams.
c) MANUFACTURING HYSTERIA:
A History of Scapegoating, Surveillance, and Secrecy in Modern America (non-fiction).
In his review in THE WASHINGTON POST, Jonathan Yardley wrote, "Feldman’s
judgment of this period is no exaggeration…for as more recent events have
made plain, the susceptibility of the American populace to appeals based
on fear and prejudice has not been eradicated."
Books by Ellen Meeropol (Parent and grandparent)
a) Her Sister’s Tattoo - includes a fictionalized camp Kinderland.
"At a time when radical movements are on the rise, we find in Her Sister's
Tattoo exactly what we now need: both caution and hope." — Angela Davis
b) Kinship of Clover - about climate activism. "This is a book about
time and love, politics and family, and it is sharply observant and
deeply compassionate.” —Charles Baxter
c) On Hurricane Island - "On Hurricane Island is a chilling, Kafkaesque story
about what happens when the United States does tocitizens at home what
it has done to others abroad." – Michael Ratner
d) House Arrest - "Meeropol's work is thoughtful and tightly composed,
unflinching in taking on challenging subjects and deliberating uneasy
ethical conundrums." –Publishers Weekly (starred review)
And, forthcoming in September 2022, available to preorder:
e) The Lost Women of Azalea Court- “A compelling tale of family secrets,
friendship, and private traumas set on the grounds of a long-closed state asylum.
The investigation into a missing woman unearths the hospital’s darkest history.
Fantastic setting and taut pacing.”—Kathy Crowley, co-owner, Belmont Books
A book by June Levine (Staff in the 40s) and Gene Gordon
Tales of Wo-Chi-Ca
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