Books are being displayed and sold at the Saskatoon location of Indigo books
Off to Oakville for another wonderful presentation and reception by many children, parents, educators, and support workers. The media coverage in each city has been fantastic and being able to open up and discuss the areas of concern with everyone and ensuring they all were learning about what the program is doing, where it is going and the benefits to all, has been so rewarding for me and ultimately, for the children!
In the photo: Pat Convery, Executive Director of the Adoption Coucil of Ontario,Ola Zuri, Susan Crawford of the Halton Multicultural Council.
Why Can’t You Look Like Me and Where Do I Belong, are the first two, of six, titles in the program. These books open children up to having to deal with their feelings when they are unsure of how to feel. They offer a distinctly broader view of dealing with situations any child may experience, on the level of the child, and then emphasizes the role to actively teach, and encourage, the child to believe in what is inside of himself/herself and not on what others may say or want for him/her.
In this photo: Ola Zuri, Angela Kreuger Freelance Writer for Suite101.com. I finally met the woman who wrote the beautiful words in my reviews of Why Can't You Look Like Me and Where Do I Belong.
Children, parents, educators, and support workers have all been coming to me and letting me know how important it is that I continue with this program. The need is there - the families are there - and most importantly - the children are there! Who could ask for anything more?
Now that’s what I am after!