William’s Capture

And a Story about the Power of Change Agents

by Zinovia Canale

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/18/2024

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9798765250518
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9798765250532
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9798765250525

About the Book

William is a young boy from Senegal who makes his way to America around 1974 and lands in Boston. His journey is one of deep sadness, abuse, and resiliency based on real events. Many conversations today address the complications of migrants entering America’s borders. William’s Capture takes place during the 1970s and 80s when America’s attention was directed toward different issues. William’s story begins as a true one that is fictionalized and includes romance and adventure with the intertwining of characters that become family. Author Zinovia Canale encapsulates the life of this boy through his authentic underlying and horrific view of the world as a child and later as a recovered adult with a belief in the goodness of humanity. William’s Capture, while explaining the young boy’s journey, also reveals truths of educational and societal institutions and interactions with them. His is a touching tale of survival and growth despite impossible odds.

About the Author

Zinovia Canale is a retired high school English teacher who served as the Department Chair for the last ten years of her career. She also worked as a Special Educator in a number of different capacities. Zinovia brings her wit, and passion to the stories she tells as a means to observe the tragedies of many of our children. She studied at Boston College as an English Major and later earned a Master’s Degree in Education with a concentration in Special Education at Suffolk University. Additionally, Zinovia obtained a Master’s degree in English from the University of Rhode Island. She wrote a Self-Help Memoir for Jackie Henderson titled You’re Not for Everyone. William’s Capture is her first novel. She has submitted an article for the Huffington Post and was one of the winners for The Newport Life Writing Contest for her poem“The Paradise.” Zinovia lives in Portsmouth Rhode Island, one of the towns which is part of Aquidneck Island.