Natalie Hyde

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What is your latest release and what genre is it? Stay Strong: A Musician’s Journey from Congo is non-fiction.

Quick description: Growing up, Gentil Misigaro only knew the world as a place of loss, fear, and death. For fifteen years he and his family moved from country to country to escape the violence, but it followed them from their village in Congo to Rwanda and then Uganda. Through it all Gentil found strength and hope in music. When his family got the news that they had finally found a new home in Canada, Gentil saw his music as a powerful force that could bring positive change to his new homeland and to the world.

Natalie has provided a few links to Gentil’s music videos: With Status4 founder Kevin Gibson; Beautiful People Video; and the ExileZ Facebook page offers more music!


Brief biography:
Natalie Hyde is the author of over fifty fiction and non-fiction books for kids. She lives in Southern Ontario with her family, a little leopard gecko, and a cat that desperately wants to eat him.

Links to buy Natalie’s book:
Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Natalie’s promo links:

What are you working on now?
I am currently working on the second book in the Arrivals series. This book will feature a young woman who fled Colombia to find a new life in Canada. I am also working on a new middle grade novel as well as a new middle grade non-fiction book.

Natalie’s reading recommendation:
I just had the pleasure of reading Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson. Great story!