My newest book is a wonderful gift for grandparents. Nurturing Grandchildren Black, White and In-between is now available on Amazon. One of the most powerful and necessary columns is on Speaking Up
An additional column for the January-March 2016 Skipping Stones addresses our need to reach out in kindness to both refugees, those in our communities, and anyone near us: On Children Seeking Safety
Other major publications:
Cultural Competence: A Primer for Educators, 2012, Cengage (available on Amazon).
My “15-minute of fame article” Understanding Unconscious Bias and Unintentional Racism may be found here: MouleKappan.
Asked to contribute an article to a collection for the reunion of the Free Speech Movement in Berkeley, I wrote, Fifty Years of Love and Resilience.
Ask Nana Jean About Making a Difference, 2013, 2nd edition, $10, Skipping Stones.
Full color expanded second edition is available from Jean or through Amazon. Same source for the following:
Oregon Authors Table at the Oregon State Fair: 2005, 2012
Authorama at the Salem Public Library: 2013, 2014, 2015 (November 14, 1-5 pm).
Author Parties: Salem, 2013; NYC, 2014
Stayton Public Library, November, 2015.
Multicultural Literacy Center, Corvallis, July, 2016.
Moxieberry Cafe, Stayton, October, 2016
Comments on Nurturing Grandchildren
- Reader: This book is a poignant, cautionary, and heart-warming collection of short essays on racial identity, expectations, and relationships within interracial families. Written over several years and gathered here by educator, grandparent, and adventure-seeker Jean Moule, the collection has special meaning for grandparents seeking to understand and support their bicultural grandchildren.
- Reviewer: I enjoyed the format she chose for her book. Each chapter is divided into four sections: Ms. Moule’s original watercolor artwork, a letter from a person she knows well, columns she wrote for a multicultural magazine, and excerpts from her academic work on biracial children and families. It works very well to speak to all readers, black, white & in-between...But the thing I liked best about the book is that it could be about nurturing any child, regardless of color. Her opinion is that every child who is encouraged, loved and free to make choices without judgment is most often going to thrive and will eventually create a perfect and unique identity…Moule’s descriptions of her nurturing presence as a parent and grandparent, the family’s wonderful cousins camp and together time, and professional explanations about cultural differences makes this a great read.
Comments on Ask Nana Jean:
- Reader: The author, Jean, has had an interesting and fulfilling life. She is very reflective and aware of life stages and changes. She has strong connections to her childhood and wants to teach others about how to dive into and reflect upon their lives. Jean has also found love and joy though out the trials of her life. She has also faced discrimination though life as a person of color in a biracial relationship, but has overcome these challenges to help create a clear awareness of the issues and to teach others how to become more culturally competent.
- Reader: Your book came today and I couldn’t put it down. I need 2 more copies so I can share. Fascinating!!
A column from the second edition of “Ask Nana Jean,” Growing Focused Human Beings
- Recently I have been writing blog items for “Flight Training Magazine.” Two are included in my books and others may be found here:
Most of my scholarly articles are linked in their entirety from the OSU Scholars Archives
Based on my writings for both higher education and the general public, I have embarked on preparing an autobiography based on my solo summit on Kilimanjaro in 2007. I hope to have it in press by 2018. Alone to the Top was first mentioned publicly in a local paper. It will include my journal for my climb, adapted transcripts from my oral history, and columns from Skipping Stones as they relate to the climate zones as I climb.