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Author June Perkins on Cyclone Yasi & Kids

Loved this interview with Ali. Just sharing some of the highlights of the After Yasi blog tour here.

Spilling Ink

After Yasi: Finding the Smile Within by June Perkins is more than a memoir. It’s the honouring of a community’s collective experience of a devastating cyclone and a celebration of healing in the aftermath.

After Yasi by June PerkinsIn this beautiful book, June Perkins candidly and eloquently shares the experiences of her family and neighbours as they picked up the pieces after 2011’s most destructive storm, Cyclone Yasi.

June’s poignant, light-filled photos draw the reader in. Neighbours, aid workers, and family members tell their stories in their unique voices. After Yasi: Finding the Smile Within is an uplifting read about the power of art and community in the face of difficulty.

In February of 2011, Yasi, a category 5 severe tropical cyclone, scarred the Cassowary Coast in far north Queensland. Winds gusts of 290 km/hour (180 m/h) uprooted trees, tore apart homes, and displaced families.

But in the ravaged landscape left behind, beauty took…

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