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A Change of Heart

by Alice Walsh

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list price: $8.99
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published: May 2016
ISBN:9781771083720
publisher: Nimbus Publishing
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Finally, the remarkable story of honourary Newfoundlander Lanier Phillips is available for young children in this heartwarming picture book.

A young African American and the son of sharecroppers, Lanier Phillips escapes the violence, racism, and segregation of his Georgia home by joining the navy during the Second World War. But tragedy strikes the USS Truxtun one February night off the southeastern coast of Newfoundland, and Lanier is the lone Black survivor of the terrible shipwreck. Covered in oil when he arrives onshore, the community's kindness and humanity brings him back to health and changes his outlook on life. He would go on to march for Black rights with Martin Luther King, and remained forever grateful to the small town of St. Lawrence, Newfoundland.

With vibrant illustrations by celebrated artist Erin Banks, A Change of Heart vividly depicts Lanier's life-changing experiences in Newfoundland that fateful February.

About the Author
Alice Walsh graduated fron St. Mary's University with a degree in Criminology and English, and from Acadia with a master's degree in Children's Literature. She has worked as a preschool teacher, probation officer, creative writing instructor and hospital ward clerk. Alice has written numerous articles and short stories for newspapers, magazines and literary journals, and has written educational material for various publications. Her published work includes a non-fiction book for adults, as well as four children's books. She has won the Childen's Book Centre Our Choice Award and has been nominated twice for the Hackmatack Award. In 2005, her book Pmiuk; Prince of the North won the Ann Connor Brimer award.
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