About the Books
Why these books were created
Kim Block is a person who stutters, and while at work in an elementary school she volunteered to read a book to a class, with a student who stuttered. When she couldn’t find a book on stuttering to read to the class, she decided she needed to write one herself, a few actually. They were so well received from parents, teachers, and Speech Language Pathologists that Kim decided to publish them. This sample page below is from the first book in the series of books on stuttering adventures.
About the Author
Kim Block has a BA in Human Relations (human systems) and Family Life Education, with a certificate in Human Resource Management, and a diploma as a Developmental Service Worker. She is a person who stutters and has been involved in the stuttering community for over twenty years as an advocate, presenter, writer, keynote speaker, President of BCAPS, support group facilitator, guest lecturer, author of six books, and founder of the Facebook group for parents and family members of children who stutter. Kim’s husband also stutters and they have two teenage children. Kim is fluent in American Sign Language and has worked/volunteered in the Deaf community for over twenty years. Kim volunteers her time as an advocate in the education system and spends her free time reading books on disability, ableism, racism, inclusion and social justice. Kim’s personal philosophy of life is one of gratitude, the power of intention, to keep failing forward, trust your intuition and be a life long learner.
Kim loves investigative and fight-the-system documentaries, hiking, reading, writing, listening to music, and spending time with her family and friends. Their family of four, with their most amazing dog Kilo, live in British Columbia, Canada.
About the Illustrator
Cheryl Cameron is an early childhood educator, practicum coordinator, sessional instructor and ECPN faculty pedagogist with the Vancouver Island University’s Early Childhood Care and Education Program. Currently working on a masters of education with a focus on reconceptualizing drawing and artful engagement in ECEC, Cheryl is delighted to continue her collaborations with her friend and author, Kim Block and the adventures of all Stuttering Superhero’s.