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Trent University Alumna Publishes First Book


Book Launch with “I Like Who I Am” Author Tara White at Trent November 18

Friday, November 14, 2008, Peterborough

Newly published First Nations author and Trent alumna Tara White will be at Trent University on Tuesday, November 18 at 6 p.m. to read from her new book, I Like Who I Am, in the Benedict Gathering Space, Peter Gzowski College.

I Like Who I Am is a moving children’s book dealing with bullying and self esteem. The book follows a young Mohawk girl who is teased by her classmates who tell her she does not belong because she has blonde hair and blue eyes. The illustrated story aims to teach children that it’s not what's on the outside but what's in your heart that counts.

Tara White is a Mohawk woman from Kahnawake, Quebec, and has always dreamed of being a writer. Currently living in Bowmanville, Ontario, she graduated from Trent with a degree in Native Studies in 1997. She completed a Masters of Business Administration degree with the Schulich School of Business and became a Certified Management Accountant before returning to her first love of writing. I Like Who I Am is Ms. White’s first published children's book.

All members of the community are welcome at this event, which is being hosted by the Indigenous Studies Chapter of the Trent University Alumni Association. Refreshments will be served. Peter Gzowski College is located at 2510 Pioneer Road on the east bank of Symons campus, Trent University.


For more information, please contact:
Kathleen Easson, Chapter Relations and Alumni House Coordinator, Trent University, (705) 748-1399