Posts tagged "Star Wars"

#WheresRey? Hasbro now cites “insufficient interest” in U.S. to offer Rey token in Monopoly Game.

Eighteen months ago, my then-8-year-old daughter, Annie Rose, wrote a letter to Hasbro expressing her dismay over the fact that the most recent version of Star Wars Monopoly only featured male characters, including two from The Force Awakens: Kylo Renn and Finn. 8 yr old asks, How could you leave out Rey in SW Monopoly?... Read more »

Rogue One Review: Amazing, Intense, Dark. Be Cautious Bringing Young Kids.

Rogue One Review: Amazing, Intense, Dark. Be Cautious Bringing Young Kids.
Spoiler-Free Review, But Important For Families To Read: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is an amazing film. Intense, gritty, emotional and . . . scary. It is a film that longtime Star Wars fans will love, as it cleverly fills in some of the backstory to Episode IV: A New Hope. The new characters... Read more »

Boy Who Flew Millennium Falcon In Need of Star Wars Love and Support

In October of 2014, ten-year-old Andrew Schmaderer had a perfect day. He spent a number of surreal hours on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He chatted with JJ Abrams and Harrison Ford. He watched as a huge battle scene was filmed outside of Maz Kanata’s temple. Chewbacca walked across the set to... Read more »
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8-yr-old girl asks Hasbro, How Could You Leave Out Rey?! #WheresRey

8-yr-old girl asks Hasbro, How Could You Leave Out Rey?! #WheresRey
UPDATE!!!! HASBRO has heard us all! In the past 24 hours, Annie Rose’s letter to Hasbro has been retweeted nearly 2,000 times and has been written about in articles and news outlets around the world. Annnnd, HASBRO just contacted me with the wonderful news that they will be adding Rey to Star Wars Monopoly.  Social... Read more »

Trouble With Music: An Excerpt From Jazzy's Quest: Adopted and Amazing!

How does it feel to be an adoptee?  Let Star-Wars-loving adoptee Jazzy Armstrong share her quest for identity and belonging with your child!  Enjoy this sneak peak at an excerpt from the critically acclaimed children’s chapter book, Jazzy’s Quest: Adopted and Amazing!                            ... Read more »

Why New Release Jazzy's Quest Is A Must-Have Children's Adoption Book

Why New Release Jazzy's Quest Is A Must-Have Children's Adoption Book
Portrait of an Adoption is delighted to announce that our new children’s fictional chapter book, Jazzy’s Quest: Adopted and Amazing! is officially live and available! For me, the inspiration for Jazzy’s Quest came from my daughter, Katie.  We adopted Katie out of foster care when she was a baby.  When she was almost six years... Read more »
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Aren't You A Little Short To Be A Stormtrooper? The Passing of the Armor to A Bullied Little Girl

Aren't You A Little Short To Be A Stormtrooper? The Passing of the Armor to A Bullied Little Girl
Allison used to love to go to school.  But two years ago, when her big sister moved on from elementary school to junior high, Allison found herself alone when she became the target of relentless bullying. Allison is eleven years old.  She loves Spiderman and Star Wars.  The other kids mock her for carrying a... Read more »

Photo Contest Winners from Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day 2013

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who participated in the Fourth Annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day 2013, an event to celebrate antibullying and geek pride while also donating a toy to a child in need! I asked people to send me their photos from the day, with the promise that I would... Read more »

Join the 4th Annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day!

Join the 4th Annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day!
On Friday, December 13, 2013, we invite you to celebrate the fourth annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day, an affirmation of geek pride and a stance against bullying. Wear something Star Wars or science fiction-related. Donate a Star Wars or science fiction toy to a child in need (but please put a post-it... Read more »
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Could we ask two strangers to serve as witnesses for our same-sex wedding?

We are in the final days of Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, and in the spirit of hope and acceptance, I am sharing the following guest post with you.  May the Force Be With You as you follow your joy. By Sherry In October of 2011, Stacy and I had been together for 18 years. We... Read more »