Sure, “thirteen” has the word “teen” in it but Charlotte has no interest in becoming a teenager. She’s determined to skip the whole complicated thing but it’s not that easy. Her best friend starts to change in unexpected ways. Her favourite teacher gets into a pickle. And then there’s the draft dodger. What’s a resolute unteen to do?
Sophie joins “Reading Lights”
The newest round of reading plaques is up in Vancouver neighbourhoods. Delighted to see Waiting for Sophie, illustrated by Carmen Mok, featured in Nelson Park, my childhood neck of the woods.
(For Vancouverites on a Reading Lights expedition: It’s across the street from mid-1100 block Comox St.)
Intended to spark an interest in stories and reading, the program features excerpts of books and illustrations on lamp posts across the city for all to enjoy.
Update: Ben has found his lamp post. He’s in Gaston Park in Vancouver, at the corner of Tyne and Crowley. Go visit him! For a map of all forty installations throughout the city see pwp.vpl.ca