"Libraries looking to add to their inclusive nonfiction offerings will find this one a winner."KIRKUS review
In Claire Wants a Boxing Name a mother and daughter share their weekly boxing lesson. Taught by a woman who is differently sight-abled and has a guide dog, an amazing story unfolds. Dynamic photography captures the energy and intensity of the physical activities all three women complete at the inclusive Toronto Girls Boxing Club.
Boxing moves, bags, and gloves abound as the story reveals Claire's desire to be given a boxing name. It will represent what she has learned from boxing. She knows that her mom and other women have really cool boxing names like Slice 'n Dice and Eraser.
Claire was born with a facial difference and through boxing has gained a new strength she hopes will shine through her new name. This story challenges the reader's perception of what a person with blindness is capable of doing and also provides an incentive to challenge oneself to discover personal strengths.
By sharing Claire's story, we celebrate Vivian's many strengths and abilities. Vivian is differently sight-abled and has a guide dog.