Mary-Eve Hamilton is a dutiful teenager whose life is ruled by her parents and their evangelical church. All this changes when she befriends Dee Eccles, the eighteen-year-old pagan goddess of their high school, and Mary-Eve’s initiation into the mysteries of cigarettes, sex, and otherworldly glory begins.
Severn Cullis-Suzuki’s speech at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio caught the attention of the world. She and her friends raised money to travel to Rio, never imagining the effect they would have there. Severn's story is about the power of children, and how their voices can stand out above the politics and cynicism of adults.
Lewy Body Disease – a form of dementia second only to Alzheimer’s in numbers, yet few of us have ever heard its name. This is the story of Julie and Ken Sobol, a husband and wife who were life partners as well as writing partners, as they cope after Ken's diagnosis with a frightening form of dementia.
Tory has been bumped from foster home to foster home for most of her nine years. Living with yet another new family, this time on a horse ranch for the summer, she falls in love with Lucky, the friendly pony she is allowed to ride. This junior novel explores the importance of individual courage as well as the joy of belonging.
In David's family, life revolves around his disabled younger sister Ivy. David's feelings for her veer between love and resentment, patience and exasperation, until an accident forces him to confront his own guilt, the meaning of mercy, and what can be forgiven.
The women from a small community came up with the “Art Bra” project to raise funds to buy a mammogram machine for the local hospital. People far and wide responded, sending in their creations along with the stories behind them. With names like “Got Milk”, “Lucky Charms”, and “Cradles of Civilizations” they will make you laugh and touch your heart.
The true story of Emily Eaton. Born with severe cerebral palsy, Emily and her family had to fight for her right to go to school with non-disabled children in a regular classroom. Eventually victorious, Emily’s story makes her an amazing role model for children everywhere - whether they are living with a disability or not.