Author finds receptive audience to children’s book on Armenian Genocide

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On Saturday, June 23, author Laura Michael returned to her home city of Cranston to hold a book signing for “Under the Light of the Moon” at Barrington Books Retold in Garden City,

It is a children’s early chapter book that is appropriate for ages 7-12 and focuses on the Armenian Genocide with age appropriate writing.

“I had a nonstop line to sign books for most of the time,” said Michael. “I would say there were around 40 people who came, and I sold and autographed approximately 50 books.”

“It is 1924, the end of the Armenian Genocide in Turkey, and ten-year-old Lucine has found safety at an orphanage in Greece,” said Michael as she described the book. “She doesn’t know if her parents have survived and wonders if she’ll ever see them again, and she isn’t alone: there are hundreds of thousands of orphans just like Lucine struggling to survive, their stories making headlines worldwide. In response, the United States forms a special organization called Near East Relief (NER), which provides food, clothing, shelter and safety for these children.”

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