In stark contrast to the previous post regarding the disrespectful behavior of some individuals who wanted to be heard (see Capitol Graffiti), check out this movie about William Wilberforce. At age 21, he became a member of the British Parliament and worked tirelessly for the abolition of slavery. Talk about using your freedom of speech responsibly! The film, entitled Amazing Grace, is from Bristol Bay Productions and is scheduled for release on February 23rd.
Parents and teachers, check out the official movie website for an extensive collection of educational materials that can be used in conjunction with the film. Movie buffs may want to visit the movie blog as well.
To watch the film trailer, click here.
Inspired by a little-known picture book from the pen of Bethany Tudor, this is a diary, of sorts, where I document some of my thoughts, activities, and ideas as I explore the challenges met by the characters in the story: hard work, the care and nurture of others, housekeeping skills, life changes, charity, community, and cooperation, among others. Like Samuel and Samantha, the ducks in the tale, I struggle and succeed, cope and celebrate, work and play, handling the tasks that come my way. I invite you to join me on my journey.