From Sadie’s Sketchbook

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Follow Sadie an extroverted twelve-year-old whose family moves from Menlo Park, CA to Owl Creek, MI. In this new place, she can be whoever she wants to be. She has a strong relationship with her fun-loving dad, and together they work hard to help her mom, who is emotionally fragile. They both hope that this new place will be a fresh start for Sadie’s mom.

Soon, Sadie learns to draw and starts to see her community in a new way. Her art teacher takes her to Compline (evening prayers) and Sadie is drawn in by the mystery of it all. She starts asking questions about what she believes, both in terms of faith, and in terms of the issues in her community. Sadie stumbles into questions of faith, wrestling with them, and becoming more comfortable in the space of not knowing all the answers.


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