Sunday, December 19, 2010
Mailbox Monday (46)
Posted by Laura Fabiani on December 19, 2010 in Mailbox Monday | Comments : 8
Twelve-year-old Lacey Little Bird loves spending time with Oma patake, an elder on her reserve who is like a grandmother to her. From her she is learning about the traditions of her people, the Siksika, including the art of beadwork. Lacey hears about a project to help grandmothers a world away in Africa who are raising their grandkids because the children's parents have died of AIDS. She decides to put her new skills to work and make beaded purses to raise money to help. When a charitable organization brings two of the African grandmothers on a visit to her country, Lacey is thrilled to learn that they have asked to meet her. She is humbled when the African women tell her how her compassion and dedication have made a difference in their lives. Based on a true story.
Patrick's Wish by Karen Mitchell with Rebecca Upjohn (Second Story Press)
A true story of a courageous young man's wish to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS.
So what did you receive in your mailbox last week?