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20 August 2001

NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK LAUNCHED AT THE PORT OF SPAIN AND CARNEGIE FREE LIBRARIES

Gale Solomon-Henry, a daughter of the soil, writer of “Granny and Me”, and Vice Principal of a large elementary school in Toronto Ontario, launched her new book “Grandpa’s Garden”, on Friday August 3, at the Carnegie Free Library, San Fernando and Tuesday August 7, at the Port of Spain Public Library.

The true story, she said, reflects her relationship with he grandfather while living in Trinidad. She also said that West Indians in Canada feel an affinity to her writings as they can relate to the scenes described and the loving times spent with their own grandparents in the West Indies.

The graduate from Ryerson University and University of Toronto and Adjunct Professor of York University has also written several unpublished manuscripts on real life issues, such as, living with diabetes, adoption and the environment.

Copies of Solomon -Henry’s books are on loan from any one of the National Library and Information System Authority’s (NALIS’) public libraries.


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