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Stories for Hope, Healing & Belonging
May 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Join us Tuesday as we share two new stories that celebrate International Women’s Day. All are welcome! Your hosts are members of of the Community and Race Relations Committee of Peterborough, the New Canadians Centre, Community Living CKL and Compass Early Learning & Care.
Every other Tuesday at noon we invite you to sit down with your child for lunch and a story! You can join in the conversation via Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84562051231Or you can watch on Facebook Live right here.
Stories we will share this week:
My big sister Clemmie is my best friend. She can’t walk, talk, move around much, cook macaroni, pilot a plane, juggle or do algebra. I don’t know why she doesn’t do these things. Just because.’ Just Because tells of a brother’s love for his sister. He is so enthusiastic about just how loving and special she is, and delights in telling us about all the fun things they do together. Only as his tale unfolds does the reader begin to realize that his sister has special needs… and by then we just accept as he does all the wonderful things about her. Rebecca Elliott’s heart-warming picture book, much celebrated for its touching and sensitive approach to introducing the issue of disability to young children through a charming celebration of sibling friendship, is now more accessible to a younger audience.
In this heartfelt celebration of love, Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña and bestselling illustrator Loren Long depict the many ways we experience this universal bond, which carries us from the day we are born throughout the years of our childhood and beyond. With a lyrical text that’s soothing and inspiring, this tender tale is a needed comfort and a new classic that will resonate with readers of every age.