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“Day (Upper Skagit) highlights a historical injustice by writing a book a kid might actually enjoy reading. No mean task.”
— Betsy Bird, A Fuse #8 Production (SLJ Blog)

I Can Make This Promise is suitable for Grades 3-7. It follows a young girl named Edie, as she and her friends discover a box in her attic, filled with letters and photographs from a mysterious woman who shares her name. It will appeal to readers who enjoy family secrets, curious artists, or (somewhat) lesser-known histories. It’s emotional and educational. It covers topics and demographics that are rarely seen in contemporary children’s literature. And it’s ultimately a story about hope. And love. And belonging.

I’m passionate about fostering critical thinking, creativity, and confidence in young people. And while writing books is one way to nurture this growth, it’s also important to speak with kids. To share stories with them, answer their questions, and offer guidance. To demystify creative career paths, motivate reluctant readers, and encourage risk-taking. If you are a teacher, librarian, or bookseller, I would love to hear from you and connect with your community!

If you’d like to see the full cover of I Can Make This Promise, please visit this blog post. If you’d like to buy a copy, visit your local independent bookstore, or see the links below. You can also request the book at your local public library! Thanks for all your support!

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