Teachers for Change is a non-profit organization where it hopes to provide the necessary tools for teachers and parents to use to help students change the world. This year, they compiled a list where they selected the best new multicultural and social justice books in 2018. Nicola Campbell and Julie Flett’s newest book A Day with […]
The Toronto Public Library compiled a list of books that they recommended students read for Black History Month 2018. On the list is Arushi Raina’s When Morning Comes, published in 2016. When Morning Comes is a blend of four unique perspectives, set in the Soweto Uprising in 1976. It’s a book about mustering the courage to stand […]
Booklist Online reviewed Nicola Campbell and Julie Flett’s picture book entitled A Day with Yayah. Amina Chaudhri praises Flett’s artwork and the text’s emphasis on the importance of preserving Indigenous languages, saying that it makes “the story all the more significant”. Read Booklist Online’s review.
The Cooperative Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) compiles a list of the best children’s books. This year, in 2018, Seeking Refuge and When Morning Comes made it onto the list. Congratulations to Irene, Kathryn, and Arushi!
The shortlist for the BC Book Prize was announced early this week. A Day for Yayah written by Nicola I. Campbell and illustrated by Julie Flett was shortlisted for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize. The winners will be announced on May 4, 2018 at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront in Vancouver. Congratulations to Nicola and Julie! […]
Uma Krishnaswami, who has been writing children’s books for over 20 years, reviewed “The Flute” written by Rachna Gilmore, illustrated by Pulak Biswas on her blog. Krishnaswami is well-known for her chapter book Book Uncle and Me which won the Scholastic Asian Book Award in 2011. As an Indian writer, Krishnaswami felt connected to the picture […]
Kirkus recently reviewed Nicola Campbell and Julie Flett’s A Day with Yayah. The review especially praises Flett’s illustrations, and how “the flowers pop against the dark green grass, [symbolizing] the relative smallness of the human figures in the landscape emphasizing their relationship with nature.” It continues to say that “with modern children learning an elder’s wisdom, […]
In the week of January 27, Nicola Campbell and Julie Flett’s newest book “A Day with Yayah” placed 15th on the Vancouver Sun’s Top 15 B.C. Bestselling Books of the Week. A Day with Yayah is a story about the love between a girl named Nikki and her grandmother who she calls Yayah, as they spend […]
Quill and Quire reviewed “A Day with Yayah”, written by Nicola Campbell and illustrated by Julie Flett. The review praised the book’s “rich themes of resilience and resurgence” along with “how the story portrays “the distinct and unbreakable resiliency of Indigeous people”. Read the Quill and Quire’s review.
A Day with Yayah was reviewed by the Montreal Gazette on January 27, 2018. Bernie Goedhart said the book is not only an “informative picture book” but it is also aimed to “restore…the language that colonization and residential school policies stole”. Click here for the link to the review: Montreal Gazette