Howdy, I’m John Ware

Summer 2020

At the end of spring, protests rocked the U.S. over the killing of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minnesota. A renewed and resounding call of “Black Lives Matter” went up around the world.

At the same time, close to home, a children’s book about Canada’s most famous Black cowboy was quietly making its way into homes in Airdrie and southern Alberta.

Howdy, I’m John Ware is written by airdrielife contributor and former CBC News reporter Ayesha Clough. It tells the real-life story of the pioneer rancher who helped establish Alberta’s cattle industry in the late 1800s.

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