The Wolf’s Curse: Grief in Children’s Literature

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The Wolf’s Curse: Grief in Children’s Literature

Jessica Vitalis Will Present WilbertEDU® Webinar

Overland Park, KS – Columbia MBA-wielding writer, Jessica Vitalis, has made it her passion to specialize in middle-grade literature. She loves traveling, sailing, and scuba diving, but when she is at home, she can usually be found recording book talks for Magic in the Middle. Jessica has written a book entitled The Wolf’s Curse, which was published in 2021, and her companion novel, The Rabbit’s Gift, will make its debut in October. In this WilbertEDU session, Jessica will discuss grief in children’s literature and how she came to write The Wolf’s Curse, which chronicles the journey of a 12-year-old apprentice named Gauge.

The webinar, The Wolf’s Curse: Grief in Children’s Literature will be presented September 1 at 1:00 p.m. CDT. Attendees of the webinar will learn about Gauge, his journey, and why the topic of grief in children’s literature is so important. The WilbertEDU series is provided and hosted by Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. and is certified with the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (APFSP) for one (1) hour of continuing education*.

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About the Presenter: Jessica Vitalis is a storyteller with a mission to write entertaining and thought-provoking middle grade literature. She often combines difficult topics with magic and fantastical settings. As an active volunteer in the kid lit community, Jessica is also passionate about using her privilege to lift other voices. She founded Magic in the Middle, a series of free monthly recorded book talks, to help educators introduce young readers to new stories. She was recently named a 2021 Canada Council of the Arts Grant Recipient. The Wolf’s Curse, published by Greenwillow/HarperCollins in 2021, will be followed by The Rabbit’s Gift on October 25, 2022.

About WilbertEDU: Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. supports funeral professionals seeking CEU hours with a complimentary online program called WilbertEDU. Launched in November 2020, WilbertEDU has featured numerous presenters, all accomplished funeral professionals, and entrepreneurs, providing insight on a wide variety of deathcare topics. A  full slate of sessions has already been presented by WilbertEDU in 2022. Participants have expressed their appreciation for the many industry-related topics including professional and staff development, embalming, children and death, cremation, cemetery development, legal and ethical issues, and many others, all from the comfort and convenience of their own homes and offices.