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Dear Mr. President
By (author): Sophie Siers Illustrated by: Anne Villeneuve
9781771473910 Hardcover, Dust jacket English Juvenile: Age (years) from 5 - 8, Grade (CAN) from 1 - 4, Grade (US) from 1 - 4 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings Sep 15, 2019
$18.95 CAD
Active 8.5 x 11 x 0.38 in | 452 gr 40 pages Full colour illustrations throughout Owlkids Books Owlkids
One boy’s appeal for justice in the form of a dividing wall

Sam has to share a room with his disruptive and all-around undesirable big brother, and he is not happy about it. One night, when Sam hears about the president’s plans to build a border wall, it inspires what Sam thinks is a perfectly reasonable solution to his own problem: he needs to build a wall, too.

Told as a series of letters addressed to the president, the story shows Sam working through his thoughts and feelings about his plan to build a dividing wall in his bedroom. He debates pros and cons, learns about other walls built through the ages, and slowly comes around to a new perspective as he begins to see that the best solutions involve communication, compromise, and negotiating ways to make things work.

With an undertone of subtle humor, this story is at once a simple tale about a common gripe of siblinghood and a modern fable sure to spark conversations about tolerance, learning to live with others, and the importance of recognizing other points of view.

SOPHIE SIERS is a lifelong reader and children's book author who lives in Waimarama, New Zealand.

ANNE VILLENEUVE has worked as an author and illustrator for over 25 years, creating close to 40 books, several of which have won awards. She has also illustrated for magazines, newspapers, and advertisements, and teaches watercolor and drawing at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. She lives in Montreal with her family and tries to draw every day, even on vacation.

"With economic, wry prose and stylish, observant watercolor and ink cartooning, Siers and Villeneuve offer readers ripped-from-the-headlines proof that the political is indeed personal." - Publishers Weekly

"A good lesson in using communication and compromise to solve problems and not being afraid to admit mistakes." - School Library Journal

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