Stormy Seas

Mary Beth Leatherdale

Stormy Seas
Event Number: 4
Tickets: $17.00

$9.50 for student groups

Stormy Seas

Mary Beth Leatherdale

Tuesday, October 17
10:00am - 11:15am
Waterfront Theatre

1412 Cartwright St.

The millions of refugees crossing from North Africa into Europe—and the harrowing tales from war-torn towns—are not a new phenomenon. Still, it can be hard for students bombarded with images of cities reduced to rubble and overflowing boatloads of despondent faces to imagine the individual lives behind the danger and desperation. Mary Beth Leatherdale’s true portraits of young refugees from different countries and different eras will help create that connection. Ruth boards a ship to escape Nazi Germany, Phu sets out alone from war-torn Vietnam, a child flees Afghanistan and the Taliban—four of these heroes are still alive and shared their stories with Leatherdale. Many of today’s Lower Mainland students come from families whose histories mirror these, and it helps us all to understand their stories.

Suitable for Grades 5-8.

This event has changed venue, from Studio 1398 to Waterfront Theatre.

Event Authors:

Mary Beth Leatherdale

Ontario

Mary Beth Leatherdale has been working as a writer, editor and consultant, creating books, magazines and resources for more than 25 years. She was the founding editor of Chirp, Canada’s first preschool magazine, and oversaw the publishing of OWL. Beyond her educational work, she has pushed to have more anti-racist curricula in schools by working with Indigenous authors to develop books on Indigenous culture.  Her new picture book, Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees shows the terrifying journey some children have to go through when their countries become unsafe.

@mbleatherdale
marybethleatherdale.com