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Fiction Picture Book
Pages: 48
Themes: HIV, AIDS, family illness, awareness, healing, First Nations, indigenous
Publisher: Theytus Books Ltd.
Pub Date: 01/May/2005
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The Gathering Tree is a beautifully illustrated children's book about HIV/AIDS. Written by award-winning First Nations author Larry Loyie and co-author Constance Brissenden, it is a gentle, positive story of a First Nations family facing HIV. After eleven-year-old Tyler and his younger sister Shay-Lyn learn their favorite cousin Robert has HIV, they discover that knowledge brings understanding and self-awareness. Aspects of physical, spiritual, mental and emotional health are addressed.