The following reading-extension activities were inspired by I Want To See My Papa
It brings me great joy to know that my book brought a positive light into [a young person’s] life.
Hannah is a funny, slightly goofball heroine with good intentions who has a talent for doing and saying the wrong thing. Her endearing clumsiness will keep readers laughing and cheering her on.
This lively tale provides a realistic depiction of both the loneliness and isolation that the lighthouse keepers faced.
The book highlights the fact that there are often no easy answers and no clear-cut heroes and villains.
Gloria Ann Wesley highlights the Birchtown colonists’ daily struggles to make ends meet as well as the strong sense of community that Abigail’s family and her neighbours shared.
All children need to read characters they can relate to, and that reflect a variety of perspectives and experiences.