Gina’s Wheels. Mary Harelkin Bishop


  • Format Trade Paperback
  • Author Mary Harelkin Bishop
  • Publish Date September 3, 2014
  • ISBN 978-1-927570-12-8
Mary Harelkin Bishop12 Books


Description: What would it be like to spend your life in a wheelchair? After meeting Colette Bourgonje, one of Canada’s most accomplished Paralympic athletes, five-year-old Gina explores her own world from her version of a wheelchair. How will this affect Gina when she goes to kindergarten? Based on a true story; a real life Métis story. Includes facts about 10-time Saskatchewan Paralympian Colette Bourgonje.

SK Curriculum: Grades K-2 – ELA, Health Studies, Social Studies
Awards/Honours: Honourable Mention, Children’s Books, 2014 Great Midwest Book Festival
ISBN 978-1-927570-12-8; 32 pages; cover art and 12 illustrations by Diane L. Greenhorn; 4 photos; 8″w x 8″h. © 2014;  Ages 2 to Adult; Children’s creative nonfiction; Canadian Paralympics; Colette Bourgonje; Inspirational; Saskatchewan athlete; Sports; Paralympic cross-country sit-skiing; Acceptance; Tolerance; Inclusiveness; Education; Early readers; Saskatchewan author; Canadian.

Responses from Readers:

  • “This is a great book. What a nice story.”
  • “This book is so important. It needs to exist.”
  • “That’s such a neat story. And it really happened!”

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