Laura Hayes, Laramie County Community College, WY

I’ve read many books with students over my twenty-plus years of teaching, but few have made such an impact as The Wild Truth. Even more special is when students can connect with Carine personally, and virtual classroom visits make that possible. When Carine met with my students via Zoom, they were at first nervous to meet a “real author,” but the same accessible, authentic voice that you hear in her writing comes right through the screen. In no time, students were asking questions about her journey and sharing stories about their own. They will never forget this unique experience. I highly recommend taking advantage of the opportunity to let your students meet and interact with Carine, whose story will continue to inspire them to face and overcome life’s hurdles long after they’ve left our classrooms.