Good Morning, Sunshine!
The Joey Moss Story
Joey Moss first became known to many Canadians because of his work with the NHL Edmonton Oilers hockey team. Joey loved connecting with people. Whether he was singing "Oh Canada" on a jumbotron screen at a hockey game, welcoming a new friend with a playful wrestling match, or dancing on a runway for a charity fashion show, Joey loved making people feel good. But his impact and influence started long before he joined the Oilers. Joey was born with Down syndrome at a time when many children like him were institutionalized. Instead, Joey lived at home, surrounded by his supportive family who was determined that he should receive the same opportunities as others. From this loving environment grew a caring, energetic man who went on to show the world that people like him could do many things and contribute greatly to society. The inspiring true story of Joey Moss, a champion for all to have an opportunity to live a full, purposeful life, comes alive in this heartwarming picture book for young readers.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level||P|
|Publisher||Sleeping Bear Press|
|Available Formats||Hardcover (9781534111691), PDF (9781534112025), Hosted ebook (9781534112568)|
|Number of Pages||40|
|Dimensions||9 x 11|
Author: Lorna Schultz Nicholson
Lorna Schultz Nicholson has published picture books, middle-grade fiction and nonfiction, YA fiction, and adult hockey nonfiction. Her books have been nominated for many Canadian awards. She loves visiting schools to talk to students about reading and writing. Joey Moss was an inspiration to her. She is so happy she got to dance with him to “La Bamba” onstage for the Edmonton Down Syndrome Society fashion show! Learn more about Lorna at lornaschultznicholson.com.
Illustrator: Alice Carter
Alice Carter is an illustrator, animal lover, and dream chaser. Over the years, she has worked as a puppeteer, an art teacher, and a caregiver for orphaned baboons. Alice loves sharing her imagination and believes in the power of a great story. Alice has illustrated many picture books, including the Pierre & Paul series, Angus All Aglow, and My Puppy Patch, which was short-listed for the Jean Throop Book Award. Alice lives in Ottawa, Canada, with her favorite humans, a magical old cat, and a very goofy puppy. Good Morning, Sunshine! The Joey Moss Story is her eighth picture book. Visit Alice’s imagination at alicecarter.com or on Instagram @alicecarterillustration.