“A Story of Freedom and Hope” — Jolie W.
With soft words and tenderness, this book spoke to the child in me and the adult. It is inspiring and it is sweet. Shelly, through her words, manages to reach out through the pages of delicate and beautiful illustrations, and wrap you in a warm hug. Just like Carissa, she gives you a feeling of love and safety. From that place of love and safety, she gives you hope. There is freedom in this little story that we all desperately need. Freedom from the idea that “bad things” that have happened to us are somehow part of who we are.