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”Who am i to write a book like this?”

To explain residential schools and reconciliation to children, we must be truthful and face our own fears

PERSONAL ESSAY

Kidlit Spotlight

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SOMETIMES LIFE REQUIRES us to be braver and bolder than we think we can be. We’re presented with opportunities to see ourselves in a new way – not better or less than before, simply changed. Or perhaps, we evolve to more profoundly use the gifts we’ve been blessed with. This was my experience in writing three new books that are entering the world this fall. I have no idea how they will be received by young readers, but I hope they a re met w ith the spirit in which they were written: with love, courage, and knowledge of how the truth has the ability to change us.

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