My not-so-little girl reading #TheYoungestMarcher about the American Civil Rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama, to her great grandmother. This book is a wonderful way to introduce kids to the importance of human and civil rights, along with the brave people who disrupted the status quo to fight for the rights. The story of a 9 year old activist named Audrey Faye Hendricks, who spent a week in jail as part of the movement to fill the jails, impeding the police’s ability to arrest agitators. Written by Cynthia Levinson and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton, in our current era of civil unrest, I could not recommend this book strongly enough.
Originally intended to simply focus on book reviews, over time, KaliDesautelsReads has morphed into its own entity.
I write about issues that are near to my heart, be they political, feminist, motherhood, mental health, or, as the title holds, books.
A thirty-something Canadian woman in my mid-thirties, I have been "super married" to my high school sweetheart since 2006, and together we have two crazy, clever, kind, hilarious, wonderful kids.
My first book - How Not To Blog: Finding Myself, One Post at a Time is available on Amazon (in eBook formats for you clever tech readers, and paperback for those of us who love that new book smell!)
I have tried a podcast - it's still on Apple and Google Podcasts - but writing is where my heart is.
My life changed dramatically when my husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer in 2018, and I am now a writer for a leading Canadian Cancer Non-Profit.
I am lucky enough to have a family that loves me and pushes me to be my best, even if it is outside of my cushiony comfort zone. I have a village of friends that nourish me, mentally, and spiritually.
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