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Book Review of Ask Nana Jean About Making a Difference:Reflections on Life

The title says it all. This book is a book of reflections by Jean Moule, emerita faculty member at Oregon State University. It’s a wonderful book, not meant to be read all in one sitting, but rather in small bites when you want to treat yourself to something wonderful like a chocolate truffle or two. Thank you, Jean, for sharing your wonderful insights and exciting life experiences.


Below is the review I posted on Amazon. Find out more about Jean at her website.

Making a Difference by Jean Moule is a wonderful book about family, diversity, and oh so many other things. The book is divided into four sections (Family, Skin Deep, Travels, Aim High), and consists of columns Moule published in the magazine, Skipping Stones. Skipping Stones “is a multicultural, literary, nonprofit, magazine that encourages cooperation, creativity and celebration of cultural and linguistic diversity in our youth.”

Making a Difference made me laugh and cry. I cried at the end of “Nana Jean On Love.” I adored the story of Bella in “Learning to Work Together.” A lot of people don’t give seven-year-olds credit for being intelligent, thinking, human beings. In fact, I loved all of the chapters about the special things Moule does with her grandkids.

In “Cycle of Enlightenment,” I marked this phrase: “I know that the change has happened in my attitude–there has not been a sudden city-wide effort to make Jean feel comfortable.”

The subtitle of this book is “Reflections on Life.” Very inspirational reflections, indeed. Get yourself a copy now, and happy reading!

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