I’m happy to announce LeAnne Hardy’s latest book, Keeping Secrets, which was released December 1st, World Aids Day. AIDS is a subject dear to her heart. LeAnne saw the effects of AIDS first hand during the six years she lived in South Africa. While there, she conducted story hours for children affected by HIV and AIDS
Diane Marshall, SIM Deputy International Director and HIV & AIDS Consultant, had this to say about Keeping Secrets:
Keeping Secrets is courageous, raw, honest, and real. Perhaps it should come with a warning. “Consume at your own risk!” Daring to voice the shame, stigma, and discrimination faced by millions of children in sub-Saharan Africa who have lost one or both parents to AIDS, LeAnne Hardy is not afraid to sadden, convict, and cry out for justice. This is not just a story for young adults, but for educators, advocates and all adults wrestling with whether to tell, or not to tell.
Watch the trailer for Keeping Secrets.
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Besides South Africa, LeAnne has lived in five other countries on four continents. You may know from LeAnne’s book Crossovers, that she trained to be a figure skater. (See my review of Crossovers HERE.) Now she and her husband of forty years live in the United States where she continues to skate and to write from her Northwoods hide-away.
You may read more about what LeAnne has to say about AIDS on her blog HERE.