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“Traveling Our Road”: An author visit with Gail Neustadt
February 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Author Gail Neustadt shares and discusses her new book Traveling Our Road, which gently explores issues of illness, caregiving, communication, and love.
Traveling Our Road is a complex story simplified for children of all ages. In it the “Road” becomes a central character shared by Abigail and DJ, both of whom are faced with tragic circumstances – that of DJ’s early onset Alzheimer’s disease and that of Abigail’s role as a caregiver. Sustained by love and commitment, the author explains some of the challenges they face along their Road and the illustrator makes the story jump off its pages into your heart. Replete with verbal and visual symbolism, the story invites children to consider how they might communicate with impaired loved ones.