An update from working parent Patrick Hickey, Jr.
Last August, Patrick Hickey, Jr. shared a great Working Parent Story with us; A Haven for Her Soul. Since then a lot has happened in his life including the publication of his first book, The Minds Behind the Games, which is a collection of interviews with cult and classic video game developers. And not only has Patrick published a book, but people like it as evidenced by its five-star status on Amazon.
Being a working parent is a challenge. After reading the book The Hate U Give recently, I'm reminded that it's even more of a challenge for some parents, like those depicted in the book. This young adult novel was a book club "assigned read" and one that I feared would be a difficult one. But it was just the opposite. While the subject matter is heavy and revolves around a police shooting of an unarmed young man, the story is told in a way that is compelling and well-rounded. Along with the very difficult situations, there is love, laughter and teen-aged silliness (and angst).
Even though the book is targeted at readers much younger than me, I found it compelling, relevant, and very worthwhile. It made me realize than one person's idea of struggle just may be another's idea of privilege. If everyone in the US (at least) read this book, I think we might have at least a little less strife and a lot more understanding of each other.