Dickensian fantasy

“The historical fantasy, ‘Ordinary Monsters,’ due out in June is inspired by Victorian England & written by J.M. Miro, a pseudonym for a lauded BC author who lives in the Pacific North West.FULL STORY

 

 

Understanding homelessness

November 19th, 2021

About 350,000 people are experiencing homelessness in Canada, despite governments at all levels spending millions to address the issue. To help young people understand this troubling trend, Lois Peterson has written Shelter: Homelessness in Our Community (Orca $24.95) for ages 9 – 12 or older. The author of eight books of fiction for young people, Peterson’s new title provides information about the root causes of homelessness and its effects, and what is being done around the world to alleviate the problem. Peterson was the director of a homeless shelter and worked at a public library for 35 years. She shares some of her personal experiences from the homeless shelter and dispels myths about homelessness. The book also suggests ways that young people can take action in their own communities to help the homeless. Illustrations are by Taryn Gee. 9781459825536

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