Medway author illustrates courage, hope in the midst of sickness in new juvenile fiction

MEDWAY, Maine — Author Canaan A. York announces the nationwide release of his new book, “What’s Up With Blaire’s Hair?,” where he shares the story of a brave and inspiring young girl who does not let her sickness prevent her from living life.

In “What’s Up With Blaire’s Hair?,” Blaire is a friendly girl at school whose fashion sense and hairstyles are sick. Sadly, so is she, as she is privately battling cancer. When Blaire leaves school, her absence is noticeable. No stranger to surprise, her return is exciting, and it raises lots of questions. Blaire’s honesty changes everything, and her bravery inspires everyone to rally around her. Blaire’s friends and teachers may not understand all that she feels, but they know the importance of offering hope.

“What’s Up With Blaire’s Hair?” is a story of awareness and a reminder that things aren’t always what they seem. Sometimes, they’re more beautiful.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

York crafts inspiring stories that appeal to the child in everyone. He lives in Maine, owns a hotdog stand and believes that you are only as old as you feel. This is his sixth picture book. Readers may find the author’s latest works at and join his #WriteToFight movement on Facebook.

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