Healing the Bruises

  • Interest Level: Grade 1 - Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Julia is a young girl who has to leave her family home with her mother to move to a shelter and then to a new apartment because of physical abuse of her mother by her father. Healing the Bruises focuses on Julia’s experiences and feelings as she grieves her loss but grows comfortable with her new home, school, and friends. The support she gets from living in housing for families who have experienced abuse and from her counselors is presented in terms that every young reader can appreciate and understand.

In an engaging graphic novel form, this book makes the experience of searching for and restoring peace in a troubled family both understandable and positive.

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Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Copyright 2013
Publisher James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers
Imprint Formac
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2016-09-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV008000, JUV013060, JUV039010
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 9

Author: Lori Morgan

Lori Morgan is a Child and Youth Counselor at Alice Housing, a not-for-profit organization in Halifax, NS. Healing the Bruises is her first book.

Illustrator: Kathy Kaulbach

Kathy Kaulbach is an illustrator and designer living in Prospect, NS. She has illustrated over 80 books, including Formac's First Novels series title Lilly to the Rescue."