2. Historical Nudge: In the case of history, a reminder is a doorway, and this is exactly what Full Moon Lagoon is; it reminds the reader of something that shouldn’t be forgotten by portraying one family’s experience, which is all that’s needed to enter the doorway. Once through, you feel the full weight of this part of Canadian history, and you gain insight that may not have been found from outside. Rather than forced history, it’s an enticing nudge.
4. Dialogue Spark: This book is going to prompt some questions from the young people who read it. You might be presented with opportunities to discuss some Canadian and world history, discrimination and fear, and ways to be with the “Differents” in our lives—our own Differents and those of others. If you love literature that creates conversation and encourages critical thinking in young people, this is a book to read and share.
5. The Artwork: The book cover and illustrations inside were created by Cortes artist Lisa Gibbons who sketches, paints, and blends multi-media into her land- and sea-inspired art. In Full Moon Lagoon, Lisa's art is where the magic is stored—an abracadabra spectacle on the cover and an intriguing sleight of hand with every chapter.
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