R.I.P. Anne Cameron (1938 – 2022)

The writing voice of Anne Cameron (left) will remain as unmistakable as the singing voice of Buffy Sainte-Marie or Joni Mitchell. See obituary here.FULL STORY

 

 

Piper & Kayla

November 16th, 2022

In her eighth title, the picture book, I Can, Too! (Scholastic Canada $8.99) for ages 3 – 7, Karen Autio tells the story of new friendship between two children with diverse abilities. Piper and Kayla love to move. They ride bikes, glide on ice, swoosh down mountains and much more — each in her own way. While Piper pedals her tricycle with her feet, Kayla uses her hands to move her trike forward. While Kayla coasts across the ice on a sled, Piper sails along on skates. The inspiration for I Can, Too! comes from the author’s daughter, who was born with spina bifida. On a visit to the mall after her child received her first wheelchair, a young boy pointed, asking his mother, “Why is that girl in a wheelbarrow?” Karen Autio welcomed questions so the unknown could be named and understood and children could get to know her daughter. Illustrations by Laura Watson. 9781443190084

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