Thankful Reads with Author Anitha Robinson November 15, 2017 – Posted in: Uncategorized – Tags: 2017, Anitha Robinson, books, Broken Promises, Broken Worlds, children's books, librarians, middle grade, thankful reads, YA
CBAY author Anitha Robinson has not one, not two, but three books she’s thankful for! Let’s be honest, sometimes it’s hard to pick just one.
“A Salmon for Simon by Betty Waterton and Ann Blades. It’s the story of a young boy, who wanted to catch a salmon but ends up saving a salmon trapped in a clam hole. I loved reading this story to my children, because it shows a child thinking about something other than himself, putting the needs of another being above his own.
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan. This is one of my favourite stories because it shows this beautiful place where everyone is accepted for who they are. Paul, the main character is openly gay and it’s not an issue. Not to his parents, friends, or his classmates. No one cares. They love him because he’s Paul. This is the way I wish the world was. Where race, sexual orientation, or whatever people base their bigotry on, wasn’t even a thing. People weren’t labelled. They were just people.
All of the Harry Potter books. My children grew up on these books. Even when they were older and could easily have read the stories on their own, we still read them together. One of the happiest memories I have is sitting on the sofa, a child snuggled up on either side of me, a Harry Potter book in my hand, and all of us engrossed in the story.”
Anitha Robinson is a children’s author. Her debut novel, BROKEN WORLDS, was published in 2014 and the second book in the trilogy is scheduled for release in the spring of 2017. Anitha graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, with a Bachelor of Commerce, and then went on to become a Chartered Accountant. Accounting satisfies her strange attraction to numbers and organization, while writing allows her imagination to soar! She lives on a farm in Ontario with her husband, two children, and their many wonderful animals.