The Gathering Tree is a beautifully illustrated children's book about HIV/AIDS. Written by award-winning First Nations author Larry Loyie and co-author Constance Brissenden, it is a gentle, positive story of a First Nations family facing HIV. After eleven-year-old Tyler and his younger sister Shay-Lyn learn their favourite cousin Robert has HIV, they discover that knowledge brings understanding and self-awareness. Aspects of physical, spiritual, mental and emotional health are addressed.
Multicultural Health Promotion Research Project funded by the B.C. Health Research Foundation Participants : West Main Health Unit, Maple Grove Elementary School, Magee Secondary School, SUCCESS ( The United Chinese Community Enrichment Services Society), the Vancouver Chinese Parents' Association