Christine McDonnell & Victoria Tentler-Krylov- VIRTUAL Conversation with the Author

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Author Christine McDonnell

and Illustrator Victoria Tentler-Krylov


Sanctuary:  Kip Tiernan and Rosie’s Place, the Nation’s First Shelter for Women

in conversation with Mal Stanton McCunney, Director of Marketing & Events, School on Wheels of Massachusetts 

Tuesday, March 1, 9:30am

Live via ZOOM

Before Kip Tiernan came along, the U.S. had no shelters for women. Sanctuary is a children's book that shares Kip's remarkable story, illustrating how a single person's vision and compassion can make a huge difference and how small acts of kindness can lead to great things. Parents and Teachers: This is a fabulous event for children in grades 2nd-5th grade! 

Christine McDonnell is a former educator at Rosie's Place and is the author of many books for young readers, including When the Babies Came to Stay, illustrated by Jeanette Bradley, and Goyangi Means Cat, illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher.

Victoria Tentler-Krylov's picture books include The Cyclops of Central Park by Madelyn Rosenberg and Just Read! by Lori Degman, and she is the author- illustrator of Building Zaha: The Story of Architect Zaha Hadid.

Mal Stanton McCunney is Director of Marketing & Events at School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA), a nonprofit that provides educational support for Massachusetts students impacted by homelessness. She has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Massachusetts and a Master's in Communications from Emerson College. IIn addition to more than 20 years of public relations and marketing experience within the publishing and non-profit sectors, Mal is a certified English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor and has taught first-level English to the women at Rosie’s Place.

Store Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 9:30am
Event address: 
Live via ZOOM
United States
Sanctuary: Kip Tiernan and Rosie's Place, the Nation's First Shelter for Women By Christine McDonnell, Victoria Tentler-Krylov (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781536211290
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call the store at (781) 383-2665 to confirm availability.
Published: Candlewick - March 1st, 2022

Before Kip Tiernan came along, the US had no shelters for women. Here is the inspirational story of a singular woman and what her vision and compassion have brought to life.

“Justice is not three hots and a cot. Justice is having your own key.” —Kip Tiernan