Join Octopus Books and the Down Syndrome Association of the National Capital Region for the Ottawa launch of Good Morning Sunshine! The Joey Moss Story. This online event will feature author Lorna Schultz Nicholson and illustrator Alice Carter in conversation with DSANCR member Alayna Giles.
World Down Syndrome Day
Tuesday March 21st, 7:30pm-8:30pm ET
Purchase Good Morning Sunshine! from Octopus Books.
The inspiring true story of Joey Moss comes alive in this heartwarming picture book for young readers. Born with Down syndrome, Joey first became known to many Canadians through his 3-decade long career as a locker room attendant for the Edmonton Oilers. Whether he was singing "Oh Canada" on a jumbotron screen at a hockey game or dancing on a runway for a charity fashion show, Joey loved making people feel good.
Lorna Schultz Nicholson has written numerous books for children, including the Puckster picture book series. Lorna’s books deal with relationship choices, bullying, teamwork, family dynamics, resolving conflicts, group roles, understanding and expressing feelings, commitment and perseverance. She knew Joey Moss and he was an inspiration to her. Lorna lives in Edmonton, Alberta.
Alice Carter is an illustrator, writer, and chaser of dreams. She has a passion for sharing her whimsical imagination and believes in the magic of a great story. Alice has illustrated many picture books, including Angus All Aglow, My Puppy Patch., and the Pierre & Paul series. She lives in Ottawa with her family of silly humans, a quirky puppy, and a wise old cat.
Alayna Giles has been a board member with the DSANCR since September 2022. She is a mom of 3 young kids. Her middle son was born with an extra chromosome in 2015. This past fall, she became a hockey mom, when her son joined the Capital City Condors hockey team. Alayna is on hiatus from teaching in elementary schools, but her love of children's books exudes with a large haul from the library every week.
The Down Syndrome Association - National Capital Region (DSANCR) is a non-profit, registered charity group made up of individuals working to enhance the quality of life for people with Down syndrome, and to provide assistance and support to their parents and friends.