- Imprint: Formac Publishing Company Limited
- Publication Date: 18 September 2013
- Copyright Year: 2013
- ISBN: 9781459502833
- Page Count: 32
- Dimensions: 6" x 9"
- Interest ages: 7-10
Healing the Bruises
by Lori Morgan
illustrated by Kathy Kaulbach
Julia is a young girl who has to leave her family home with her mother to move to a shelter and then to a new apartment because of physical abuse of her mother by her father. Healing the Bruises focuses on Julia's experiences and feelings as she grieves her loss but grows comfortable with her new home, school, and friends. The support she gets from living in housing for families who have experienced abuse and from her counsellors is presented in terms that every young reader can appreciate and understand.
In an engaging graphic novel form, this book makes the experience of searching for and restoring peace in a troubled family both understandable and positive.
About the Authors
LORI MORGAN is a Child and Youth Counsellor at Alice Housing, a not-for-profit organization in Halifax, NS. The organization provides housing, support, and counselling for women who are leaving abusive domestic situations. Healing the Bruises is her first book.
KATHY KAULBACH is an illustrator and designer living in Prospect, NS. She has illustrated over 80 books, including Formac's First Novels series title Lilly to the Rescue.
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