A Blinding Light

Shortlisted
Bolen Books Children's Book Prize
2018
About this Work 

Award-winning author Julie Lawson (No Safe Harbour) tells a riveting story of the Halifax Explosion and its aftermath, exploring the concepts of guilt, blame, and taking ownership, the divide between the rich and poor, locals and immigrants, as well as the human bonds that arise in times of tragedy. Young readers will be spellbound, and teachers and librarians will find plenty of topics for discussion in the book’s historical and cultural lessons.

Nimbus Publishing
Fiction
Julie Lawson
About 

Julie Lawson is the award-winning author of many books for young people. Her three novels for Dear Canada have been acclaimed by readers of all ages. No Safe Harbour, also about the Halifax Explosion, won the Hackmatack Award. Julie has a personal connection with the events of tragic event. One of her grandfathers, a multi-generation Nova Scotian, was a patient in a Halifax hospital on the day of the explosion. Writing this novel allowed Julie to delve into the history behind many of the stories she'd heard as a child. Julie lives in Victoria, BC.