The disaster is geographically distant from me in Cambridge, Mass., and so enormous that it is very hard to grasp. But many Haitians live and work near us in Boston and are affected. How can we support them, as individuals and as parents?

A booklist came to me from Daryl Mark of the Cambridge Public Library and I am posting it on this site under ‘In The News’ – where I hope it will be useful to readers here – or anywhere – who are personally affected by the disaster and to anyone with friends, neighbors, coworkers worried about the fate of their loved ones in Haiti. Blessings and prayers are with you and with all those trying to help.