Children’s Book Author Charlotte Cooper Raises Awareness on Plight of Indigent Children

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New storybook filled with lessons on compassion, acceptance, social awareness

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A timely tale that sheds light on some of today’s most pressing problems. It is a story for all ages; even adults will learn a thing or two from the issues raised in this book

Reading and telling stories present opportunities to teach children important lessons. According to K. Sean Buvala, professional storyteller and founder of storyteller.net, stories help children gain better understanding of other people and cultures. Parents who are looking for storybooks that teach children about social awareness, acceptance and compassion may want to get a copy of Charlotte Cooper’s latest storybook, “Gerry Mouse” (published by Xlibris).

Cooper has worked as a hospital social worker for over 40 years. During this time, she observed how many indigent children and adults faced discrimination. Moved by what she witnessed, she wrote “Gerry Mouse,” a heartwarming, modern-day fable about a little mouse who faces obstacles beyond his control and understanding – homelessness, lack of a family and poverty. Through this eye-opening story, the first-time author hopes to raise awareness about the plight of indigent children and ultimately encourage the more privileged members of society to help them.

“Sadly there are many children in our country that are in a very similar situation to Gerry Mouse,” Cooper says, “These children are surrounded by big people who are too consumed by their own problems to realize that they are adding to the little ones’ problems.”

Accompanied by fully colored illustrations, “Gerry Mouse” is a timely tale that sheds light on some of today’s most pressing problems. It is a story for all ages; even adults will learn a thing or two from the issues raised in this book.

“Gerry Mouse”
By Charlotte Cooper
Hardcover | 8.5 x 11in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781499073713
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781499073720
E-Book | 24 pages | ISBN 9781499073737
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Charlotte Cooper lives in Edmonton with her husband and works as a clinical social worker for Alberta Health Services. She has worked in hospital social work for 40 years in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. She holds a master’s degree in social work from McGill University and a bachelor’s of social work degree from the University of Calgary.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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