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Gifts of Hope
In appreciation of the invaluable work that teachers do, Portage & Main Press has made a donation in your honour to Plan Canada’s “Train a Teacher” Gift of Hope in Ethiopia.
“This gift will bring trained teachers to children who can’t wait to learn and bring role models to boys and girls who will grow up, shape their own lives, teach their own children, and motivate the world to change.”
Locally, we continue our support for Rossbrook House, a Winnipeg neighbourhood centre that offers a constant and safe environment for children and young adults.
If you are looking for unique gift ideas, please consider Gifts of Hope. Ordering Gifts of Hope is easy.
We wish you peace and joy in the holiday season and 2011.
Book 3 of 4 in the series, 7 Generations
by David Alexander Robertson, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson
for grades 9-12
In 1964, two brothers are taken from the warm and loving care of their grandparents, and spirited away to a residential school, miles from home. James, assigned to manual work on the grounds, sees less and less of his younger brother, Thomas. James soon discovers the anguish that Thomas is living under, which leads to unspeakable tragedy. The pain and guilt that dogs James continues to affect his troubled son, Edwin (introduced in book 1). But a new understanding is dawning between them…
Ends/Begins is book 3 in the graphic novel series 7 Generations. Other books in this series:
Book 1: Stone tells the story of a young Plains Cree man in the early 19th century, who fulfills his destiny as a warrior as he avenges his brother’s death.
Book 2: Scars, the story of the orphan White Cloud, set against the smallpox epidemic of 1870-1871.
Book 4: The Pact (forthcoming), a story of redemption, as James and his son, Edwin, reconcile their past and begin a new journey.
To place an order, please call toll free at 1-800-667-9673 or order online at www.pandmpress.com.
Coming Soon! A FREE copy of the Teacher’s Guide for 7 Generations.
Student Brings Hope to Homeless Youth
by Brittney Deering
Found in the latest issue of Teacher: Newsmagazine of the BC Teacher’s Federation, is a noteworthy article about youth homelessness. Brittney Deering writes,
I want to tell you about some of the feelings, stresses, and the hardships of being a homeless young person. Just sharing my life situation is embarrassing and yet it gives me a chance to push back against all odds. I want to believe that things will be different in the future and that I will change my experience.
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