The UK School Library Association published a review of When Morning Comes, by Arushi Raina, in the Spring 2018 edition of The School Librarian. Sammie Steward wrote that, “Apartheid is a subject that, until now, has remained sorely under explored in young adult fiction. Raina’s account of the Soweto Uprising is compelling, and both the […]
Kirkus has published a review of On My Walk, written by Kari-Lynn Winters and illustrated by Christina Leist. Read the full review here: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/kari-lynn-winters/on-my-swim/
Author Uma Krishnaswami recently interviewed Arushi Raina, author of When Morning Comes, on her blog, Writing with a Broken Tusk. They spoke “about writing in multiple voices, fiction vs. life, and the power of the children’s and YA writing community.” Read the full interview here: https://umakrishnaswami.org/2018/06/19/arushi-raina-on-when-morning-comes/
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, […]