Alan Twigg’s tribute to Rudolf Vrba

Rudolf Vrba, who escaped Auschwitz and co-authored a report saving 200,000 lives, remains unrecognized in Vancouver despite his significant historical impact. Alan Twigg (l.) seeks to change this.” FULL STORY


Saying goodbye to Gran

January 19th, 2022

For his twentieth title, former radio host and award-winning author Bill Richardson writes about a child facing her beloved grandmother’s medically assisted death in Last Week (Groundwood $14.99), due out in April. The date has been set, it’s one week away. Friends and family call to say goodbye and the child realizes that her Gran really has made up her mind. Now she is faced with coming to terms with her Gran’s decision and how to, in her own way, say goodbye. With black and white illustrations by Emilie Leduc and one unexpectedly joyful splash of colour, the book provides a sensitive look at what death with dignity can mean to a family. An afterword is provided by MAiD (Medical Assistance in Dying) expert Dr. Stefanie Green. 9781773065663

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