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To See the Stars

by Jan Andrews, illustrated by Tara Bryan

tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, girls & women, 20th century, homelessness & poverty
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In her deeply-affecting final novel, acclaimed children's writer and storyteller Jan Andrews gives us Edie Murphy – an indomitable and engaging heroine on the cusp of womanhood. The novel moves from Edie's remote Newfoundland outport to St. John's and finally to New York City's Lower East Side. Against the background of the history-making "Uprising" of 1909, when 20,000 garment workers went on strike for better working conditions, and the devastating Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (1911), Edie begins to find her own voice, hone her already-strong will, and learn about the true nature of home. A celebration of the strength of women and the power of community.

About the Authors
Jan Andrews is a writer and storyteller who has published a number of highly acclaimed books for children. Jan lives on a lake near Ottawa, Ontario. Visit Jan Andrews' website: http://web.me.com/janandrews/Site/home.html Visit Jan Andrews' blog: http://www.2wp.ca/jans-blog
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Tara Bryan was a painter and book artist who designed and printed brilliant books for more than 30 years. She learned letterpress printing and bookbinding at UW-Madison, and continued taking workshops at the Center for Book Arts in NY. After moving to Newfoundland in 1992, she shared her enthusiasm and knowledge, teaching workshops and hiring assistants to work and learn in her studio.

Tara passed away at the end of September 2020, just shy of her 67th birthday. She left behind her a remarkable body of work, as well as a host of printers and artists whom she mentored and encouraged.

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