Join author Christine Holubec-Jackson for a delightful storytime session straight from her Glia Girl Adventure books at the 2024 Mom, Pop & Tots Fair, featured in the Edmonton Woman’s Show on January 20 & 21 at the Edmonton EXPO Centre. Glia Girl, the newest superhero, takes her name from Glial Cells, the brain’s silent sidekicks that make thinking a breeze. And she’s here to help kids learn all about the brain! In her debut adventure, Glia Girl swoops in to teach Oliver and Angelina everything about strokes, right after a family member experiences one. In her second escapade, she guides the children through the world of concussions, unraveling their mysteries and the impacts they can have.
Hold your capes! Christine isn’t just an author; she’s a powerhouse who survived not just one, but multiple hemorrhagic strokes, and brain surgery. Who saw that coming? Nobody. Because strokes can hit anyone, anytime. As she’s gone on her own personal journey of discovery, where trials and tribulations become opportunities for resilience and valuable life lessons, she’s realized something profound we are all in this together. Life’s a classroom, and we’re both students and teachers. “We all have a story to tell. Let’s all start sharing. Let’s all learn from each other.”
And so she set out to help children learn about complex topics, such as stroke and concussion, through simplistic and delightful storytelling. She wanted to give back by spreading awareness about the brain and brain injury, and she saw a need for resources to help children learn. Her books bring knowledge, but also hope and understanding for those who have either been affected by brain injury, directly or indirectly.
Gear up for a journey into the enchanting world of Glia Girl, where storytelling meets education, and every page is a step towards understanding, hope and shared experiences.
More About Christine Holubec-Jackson:
Before her stroke Christine was a metallurgist technologist working in a steel mill and an advocate for women in non-traditional roles. She was a marathon runner and loved having adventures with her family from caving and white water rafting, to skiing and hiking. Christine also played bass guitar in two bands! Stroke changed her life in an instant.
Christine hasn’t just bounced back since her strokes; she has found new avenues. Christine has written two personal memoirs, two children’s books with a brainy superhero protagonist, hosted a podcast series, and shares her story wherever she can. Christine’s message includes insights into life with a brain injury and finding hope, resiliency, and our own personal superpower even in the face of overwhelming challenges. Her work is dedicated to building stronger connections while encouraging everyone to share their own story. She uses her time to give back, help others and encouraging others. Christine lives in Rural Alberta with her husband and pup, and has three wonderful children.
You can find out more information about her and her books, including the two Glia Girl Adventure Books, her first memoir 7 Jars of Hot Pickled Peppers, and her newly published memoir I Am Alive – My Journey To, Through and Beyond Strokes and Brain Surgery by visiting www.7jarsofhotpickledpeppers.comSee Stage Schedule Get Tickets See More Features
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