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Replanted: Faith-Based Support for Adoptive and Foster Families

By Joshua Hook

Joshua Hook, associate professor of counseling psychology and a licensed clinical psychologist, co-wrote Replanted: Faith-Based Support for Adoptive and Foster Families for families who are adopting or fostering children, and the communities supporting them.

Hook and his wife and co-author, Jenn Ranter Hook, who has counseled kids in foster care, are both active in the nonprofit organization Replanted Ministry, which shares the same mission. Their advice ranges from getting a support system to obtaining training about trauma and attachment.

"The book talks about both the joys and challenges of adoption and foster care," Hook says. "The key point is that you can't do it alone -- you need help and support along the way."

Faithful Fighters: Identity and Power in the British Indian Army
Faithful Fighters

By Kate Imy

The assistant professor of history examines the deep racial and religious divisions of India's military before its independence from Britain.

Taken by the Devil: The Censorship of Frank Wedekind and Alban Berg's Lulu
Taken by the Devil

By Margaret Notley

The professor of music history explores the role censorship played in determining the shape and tone of Berg's opera, beginning with the suppression of Wedekind's original play in 1894.

The Politics of Vietnamese Craft: American Diplomacy and Domestication
The Politics of Vietnamese Craft

By Jennifer Way

The College of Visual Arts and Design professor shows how, in the Cold War, the State Department sent designers to South Vietnam to develop native craft, encouraging Americans to buy it.

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