I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Tips for Tuesday - Books: Another Woman's Child; Music: Imagine That! Rena Strober and Friends Present The Sesame Street Music of Joe Raposo & Jeff Moss

We may have been given complimentary copies of one or more of the books or other products mentioned below for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

Books:Another Women's Child 

Mom - Today I am recommending Another Woman's Child by Kerry Fisher. When Jo's best friend,  Ginny dies her teenage son, Victor, comes to live with Jo and her family and a secret comes to light that could destroy Jo's whole family. At first, this book is a little hard to get into, but then suddenly it become totally gripping, and you can't put it down. The story aside from being entertaining and engrossing is extremely relevant as Victor is a child of a black mother and a white father, and his race is very much an issue in the story. However, the racism in the story isn't the outward racism of a bigot. It is the casual racism of people being racist without even realizing they are being racist which is something that is definitely not talked about as much as it should be.  The story really makes you reexamine the way you think about and treat people that are different than you. It is a very thought-provoking and heart-rending book. 

Music: Imagine That! Rena Strober and Friends Present
            The Sesame Street Music of Joe Raposo & Jeff Moss

Mom - The second thing I am talking about today is Imagine That! Rena Strober and Friends Present The Sesame Street Music of Joe Raposo & Jeff Moss. This is a CD featuring Rena Strober; Dotz, the blind children's choir; and some special guests recreating some of the most beautiful songs in Sesame Street history. The song selections include such beloved favorites as I Don't Want to Live on the Moon, It's Not Easy Being Green, One Voice, and many more. These versions of the songs definitely aren't going to make you forget the originals, but it is always a treat to get to hear such exquisite songs. It is a delightful shot of nostalgia as well for those of us who remember these songs from our Sesame Street loving days. The highlight of the album is the voices of the children from Dotz, the blind children's choir who are not heard nearly enough on the album. Their voices are particularly lovely and angelic on the beloved favorite Sing. Rena Strober herself particularly shines singing Imagination. Her rendition of the song is soft and sweet. A portion of the proceeds from sales of this album both physically and digitally is being donated to Guide Dogs of America and the Gavin R. Stevens Foundation, an organization that is helping to find a cure for blindness. Watch for a giveaway of the CD coming up on this blog soon.

And that's Mom's view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.