Chris, a college student, believes a friend of her young sister is keeping a terrible secret—one that Chris had also kept at that age. With tenderness and insight, she takes the reader back several years to a decision that marked the beginning of a series of rescues, including her own!
If Roses Were Blue is a delightful tale of courage, trust, and friendship that is sure to inspire children everywhere and empower the child in all of us.
Includes a More from the Author section with notes about the story, the topic, and helpful resources!
Ages 8 -14 (and up)
5x7 hardcover, Color
Publisher: Inspired 101, First edition October 2017
Product dimensions: 7.25 x 5.375 x 0.625 in.
Shipping weight: 11.44 ounces
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Also available at these local retailers:
The Book Loft, Santa Ynez, CA
Chaucer’s Books, Santa Barbara, CA
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What they're saying...
"Exceptionally well written and ultimately inspiring, "If Roses Were Blue" is a unique and extraordinary read. Simply stated, especially in this new era of sexual harassment awareness, "If Roses Were Blue" should be a part of every community library collection, and the personal reading lists of anyone who has ever been subjected to sexual assault." - Midwest Book Review
"Thank you for the lovely book! I enjoyed reading it..."
Mercedes, age 9
"beautifully written... I hope everyone reads it, I'm glad I did. " - Mary, parent
"wonderful and compelling adventure story..." - Marilyn, social worker
"hopeful, healing message...sensitive and engaging book. I hope community leaders, educators, and leaders of youth organizations will access this marvelous resource." - Frank, nonprofit director
"I love this story! I wish I had found a book like this when I was being abused. It would have given me hope and I wouldn't have felt so alone. I might have even dared to believe that I was worthy of love and caring after all. Thank you! It's exactly what I felt then and needed to hear, even now." - adult survivor