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Access to the auditorium remains unaffected. details

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The illustrated cover of the book Little Bear in Foster Care by S.P. Joseph Lyons, illustrated by Julian Grafenauer

Visit with S.P. Joseph Lyons

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Through his award-winning book Little Bear in Foster Care, S.P. Joseph Lyons connects children to a range of emotions, encourages them to find their voice, and lets them know they are not alone or to blame. The richness of Indigenous cultures and emotions come alive in this story of healing and resistance.

As part of our Family Literacy Week celebrations, the Perth County Information Network (PCIN) is hosting a special author reading and a chance to meet Anishinaabe Algonquin author S.P. Joseph Lyons, author of Little Bear in Foster Care. Joseph Lyons writes from his own experiences as an Indigenous child living in foster care and a survivor of the Sixties Scoop. Foster care can be scary and lonely, but the Little Bear in Foster Care book makes it a little less frightening. This book recently won the First Nation Communities READ's 2022-2023 PMC Indigenous Literature Award.

Join us on Zoom, Thursday, January 26 at 7 PM for a book reading and author Q&A.

To register, contact Trish at tmacgregor@splibrary.ca 

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S.P. Joseph Lyons is a best-selling author through Goodminds.com. He is the 2022/2023 recipient of the First Nations Communities Read, PMC Indigenous Literature Award for Little Bear in Foster Care, the first book in his Foster Friends series. He is also a novelist of other published works of fiction. Though he writes in the fiction genre, his works carry themes from his experiences as a 60’s Scoop, residential care, and intergenerational residential school survivor. S.P. Joseph Lyons uses writing and speaking as a way to educate, support, and connect people and communities. Sharing his journey to reclaim his First Nation (Anishinaabe Algonquin) identity, S.P. Joseph Lyons helps readers and audiences examine themselves, deepen their understanding of cultural loss and culturally restorative approaches, learn to heal relationships within families and communities, and understand what it means to be an ally.