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Girl Scout Troop #138 Donates Cookie Money

July 18, 2007 By: Kari Category: General No Comments →

Girl Scout Troop #138 of Jackson, Wyoming donated $300 to the Grady Grossman School which will go a long way toward supporting the students and the teachers. We thank you.

Girl Scout Troop #138 Donates Cookie Money

Video: Author Kari Grady Grossman reading from “Bones That Float”

July 18, 2007 By: Kari Category: General No Comments →

Author Kari Grady Grossman reads from her book, “Bones That Float, A Story of Adopting Cambodia.” The excerpt helps explain the title.

Video: Cambodia and The Grady Grossman School

July 17, 2007 By: Kari Category: General No Comments →

Cambodia and The Grady Grossman School
One mother’s mission to support education in Cambodia. A short documentary about “Bones That Float, A Story of Adopting Cambodia” author Kari Grady Grossman and her husband to build and support a rural school.

World Pulse’s Spring arts update!

July 13, 2007 By: Kari Category: General No Comments →

World Pulse Magazine Spring 2007 Voyages

Bones That Float: A Story of Adopting Cambodia Bones That Float: A Story of Adopting Cambodia

Kari Grady Grossman | Wild Heaven Press, 2007 | Cambodia

Thorough, eloquent and emotionally raw, this superb adoption tale—named for a Cambodian phrase referring to the sacred that rises above the suffering—delivers much more than the expected spiritual journey. Ms. Grossman deftly interweaves her own story with Cambodia’s gruesome history of war and genocide, and stories of two Cambodians—one who escaped the Khmer Rouge and one who did not. With great sensitivity, she grabs at the heartstring, exploring the volatile internal and external factors that inform her multidimensional circumstance and exposing a line of brutality that extends from the Khmer Rouge to the streets of Phnom Penh where preteen girls are purchased. No bystander to injustice, Ms. Grossman continues her efforts on behalf of the people introduced in the story.

Visit her online to find out more about her ongoing work. — Maria Jett

Blog Book Tour: More Mommy Matters

July 07, 2007 By: Kari Category: General No Comments →

Christine has fun blog to read called Mommy Matters.

Here’s her Bones That Float, part 2

Sitting on the shore of Fiddler’s Lake in the sweltering heat with the blue dragon flies flitting about seemed like an appropriate place to read Kari’s book. As my family fished on the opposite side, I sat reading about the forests of Cambodia, a world away from my little reality. I could almost imagine myself sitting in those forests, instead of these, while I read about one mother’s journey to find another, and her life changing experiences. I read about the life of a Cambodian man, Sovann, who literally struggled for everything that he had, dreaming of his chance at the American dream. Sovann is still dreaming, hoping that one day he will get the opportunity to come to the US and start a new life. And I read about a little girl who lived an unthinkable childhood, and finally got her chance.

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