Enough: A story about communityEnough: A story about community

Nearly enough,

sort of enough,

almost enough ...

In Hana's street there is not enough.

Until Hana decides to do something about it.

Enough is a story about community, kindness and the power of helping hands.

Enough follows the efforts of Hana as she struggles to provide enough food, clothing, warmth and company for her neighbours after hard times come to her community.

The book was published with the assistance of a Copyright Licensing NZ's special round of contestable fund grant. The grants was for a project that responded to the changed environment in the New Zealand writing and publishing sector during COVID-19.

One dollar from every book sold goes to Feed the Kids Raglan – a volunteer-run community group that provides free nutritious school lunches for students in the Whaingaroa area.

How I wrote the book

Enough is a story I've wanted to tell for a very long time. I think it's an important story and feel lucky that Copyright Licensing NZ decided to release a special funding round in 2020, and that our project was such a good fit.

Deborah Hinde and I used the grant to create a picture book for children and their families about how communities pull together in times of need. That sort of community resilience, with people looking out for and after each other, was very evident in the community I live in during the first COVID-19 lockdown in 2020.

We wanted to recognise and celebrate that – the strength within local communities – and also to provide a starting point for conversations with children about ways to stay strong and help each other during challenging times.

Listen to Enough

Enough has been read by Suzy Cato on her Book Corner. You can listen to Suzy read the story here:

Sarah and Deborah have also been interviewed about Enough by Kathryn Ryan on Nine to Noon on National Radio. You can listen to the podcast of the interview here.

Enough: A story about community
Enough: A story about community
Enough: A story about community

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