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February 2021

February 2021

Book: The Gutter Child 🍁

This is a debut novel from Canadian Jael Richardson. We were immersed in an imagined world but also a recognizable reality. We know you will find yourself making connections to the Mainland and the Gutter. The protagonist Elimina Dubois faces powerful struggles: for her identity, against injustices and for the opportunity to realize her freedom and potential. A harrowing read about a class system and the ramifications it has on the characters’ lives. 

What is in the box?

Asheville Mix Poppy Hand-Crafted Popcorn – A sweet and salty mix of popcorn flavors from North Carolina.

Jasmine or Sencha Tea – Genuine Tea- A hot cup of tea is going to be your best reading companion for this book as you ponder its deep themes. We chose Green Tea to connect to the cover and as a fresh, uplifting tea. 🍁

Buttons - Harper Collins – A fun gift from Harper Collins to celebrate the novel’s release.

Wool Socks – Duray Canada - The Gutter Children work hard at Livingstone Academy in order to put freedom in their future. Wear these comfortable socks when doing your hard labour or playing hard. 🍁

She's Like Nothing the World Has Seen Before Journal – Compendium – A beautiful journal for dreaming, planning or reading notes. Filled with beautiful designs, bold statements and inspirations.

Sweet Reads Box Pen – SRB – The perfect reading and journal writing pen. Keep for yourself or pass along to a Sweet Reads Box loving friend. 🍁

And Still I Rise, Poems by Maya Angelou – Penguin Random House - One of the few delights Elimina and her fellow Gutter Children have, is to surreptitiously read poetry to each other. We included one of our favourite collections of poetry because it features Maya Angelou’s poem Phenomenal Woman which ties into the journey of the women in Gutter Child.

**100 boxes will include a special tote bag as a gift from Harper Collins. We distributed these randomly throughout provinces and boxes!

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