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.
Summary: Two hard-hitting interviews with women who have suffered from child sexual abuse. The first is a mother who describes the problems she still suffers; the second is an interview with her 17 year old daughter who was abused by her step-father for 9 years