Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 15 to 18
- Grade: 10 to 12
Fueled by our perpetual need to find meaning and purpose in our lives, Primal Sketches is a book that considers how our actions profoundly effect the lives of fellow humans as well as the natural world around us. How our desire to connect, care, and empathize, are constantly interrupted by feelings of insecurity and growing anxiety of our uncertain future in a world that is continually bombarded by global conflicts and environmental crises. However, our determination to carry on provides glimpses of hope amid brutal and unthinkable actions and these bright, tender moments reveal our capacity to learn, understand, and love--the essence of our humanity.
About the author
Caroline Wong came to Canada from China in her early teen and lived in Vancouver's Chinatown with her family from the 1950s to the early 1960s. She is a graduate of the Simon Fraser University's Writer's Studio and her work has appeared in Grain, Prism International, Rice Paper, the Prose Poem Project, and West Coast Line. She currently lives in Burnaby, BC.