September 28, 1992 |
Writers Amy Tan and Michael Dorris are no strangers to adult readers. And now, they've taken up pens to write children's books. Tan offers "The Moon Lady," based on a chapter from "The Joy Luck Club." Set in a Shanghai countryside during the 1920s, the story chronicles the adventures of a willful 6-year-old girl during the night of the Moon Festival. Ying-ying falls off a boat, is rescued by a fisherman and meets the Moon Lady, who grants her one wish.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1992
I commend your editorial ("The Sorrows of Somalia," Aug. 5). The U.N., as our agent for compassion in the war-torn regions of Europe and the Horn of Africa, cannot allow either/or thinking to stop lifesaving aid from entering Somalia through the Mogadishu airport. Thanks also for the three-part series by Michael Dorris (Commentary, Aug. 3-5) on his experience in Zimbabwe. Save the Children, the organization of which Dorris is a board member, was our host during a similar mission in Ethiopia.