Children’s reading: Agnes Ayre’s ABCs of Amazing Women
Join Boulder Books at Broken Books, 245 Duckworth Street for Story Time with author Jenny Higgins, of the new to the shelves children’s book: Agnes Ayre’s ABCs of Amazing Women (Newfoundland & Labrador Women of Note (Some of Whom Won Us the Vote) written by Jenny Higgins and illustrated by Jennifer Morgan.
Agnes Ayre’s ABCs of Amazing Women is written from the viewpoint of legendary artist and activist Agnes Ayre (1890-1943) who leads the reader through an alphabetical introduction to some of the most remarkable women from Newfoundland and Labrador history.
Agnes Ayre’s ABCs of Amazing Women demonstrates that within every individual is the ability to accomplish something spectacular. You’ll meet scientists, artists, philanthropists, writers, athletes, adventurers, and more. You’ll also get to know a trailblazing group of suffragists who altered the course of this province’s history.
Filled with beautiful original illustrations, fascinating historical detail, and rarely told stories, this innovative ABC book will charm and inform children and adults alike.
About the Author
Jenny Higgins is an award-winning author and woman of letters (all 26 of them). She lives in Flatrock with one human, one dog, two cats, and several thousand honeybees. She loves her
mom so much that she wrote this book for her. Jenny won the 2015 Democracy 250 Award for Perished: The 1914 Newfoundland Sealing Disaster and the 2017 Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award for Newfoundland in the First World War.
About the Illustrator
Jennifer Morgan is a visual artist and writer. Jennifer won the Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage and History Award for children/young adult books with her comic book Almost Home:
The Sinking of the S.S. Caribou, which she wrote and illustrated.