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Nothing can tear us apart

Critically acclaimed kidlit authors offer a fresh take on the parent-child connection

PICTURE BOOKS

I’m Glad That You’re Happy

I’m Glad That You’re Happy

Nahid Kazemi

Groundwood Books, Ages 4–7

Threads

Torill Kove

Firefly Books, Ages 7–11

SEPARATION IS THE FIRST a nxiety most of u s experience; infants feel it even when their parent is in the same room. Whether it be the first day of school, a breakup, or even a death, separation – and its upside, independence – is a ritual that repeats throughout our lives. Two new picture books by foreign-born, Montrealbased author-illustrators take different visual and metaphoric approaches to the topic, but share the message that separation need not mean severance – that the ties that bind us remain even when they no longer feel tangible.

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