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Grace, The Pandemic Warrior
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
“Grace, The Pandemic Warrior” is an African children’s story about a little girl and her friends trying to understand the covid-19 pandemic. Grace shares her feelings about the hopelessness, confusion and the lack of understanding that children like her have about what is going on. Her School Counselor, Mr. Asamoah, is a guiding hand throughout the story, building her up with knowledge and the belief that she does have the power to fight the virus…to become Grace, The Pandemic Warrior!
Mary Ashun was born and raised in Ghana. She earned her B.Sc. from the University of East London, U.K, her B.Ed. from University of Toronto, and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from University of Buffalo. She taught & led schools in Ontario for over 20 years before assuming the Headship of Ghana International School in Accra. In 2008 Mary Ashun won an African Canadian Women’s Achievement Award for her work in education. Dr. Ashun has over ten novels/short stories published including Tuesday’s Child, Stubborn Kwame, Serwa Akoto’s
Diary and Mistress Of The Game. Her short story African Connection is featured in The God’s Who Send Us Gifts, an anthology of stories by African writers including Ama Ata Aidoo, Sefi Atta and Boubacar Boris Diop edited by Ivor Agyeman Dua with the forward by the renowned Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka. Mary and her husband Joe are parents to 3 grown sons.