Twelve Tradewind titles made the 2019 list of Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Social Justice and Diversity Book Bank list this year. Thanks to all our authors who have written such powerful social justice and diverse books! The books are: A Day with Yayah, Princess Dolls, A Grain of Rice, The Bone Collector’s Son, The Flute, The Girl Who […]
Karla J. Strand highly recommends Arushi Raina’s book When Morning Comes for its vivid portrayal of the apartheid era in South Africa. She praises Raina’s descriptive writing and engaging narrative, the multidimensional characters she creates, and the book’s educational value that remains very relevant in today’s world. Read the review here.
Tradewinds title Anna Carries Water was recently featured on The Commonwealth Education Trust’s blog as one of seven “Own Voices: Caribbean Picture Books depicting empowered girlhood. The article highlights the importance of children’s books that portray female characters of all races with agency and identity. These books offer all children much-need inspiration and the opportunity to […]
Tradewinds author Nhung Tran-Davies speaks out about her family’s escape from war-torn Vietnam during the 1970s. This experience inspired her to write bestselling book A Grain of Rice, which centres around a 13-year-old girl as she faces war, famine and persecution — and her family’s decision to risk everything on a chance for a better life. Tran […]
On 26 January, author Ellen Schwartz appeared at the 2019 American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference in Seattle to exhibit and sign copies of her book, The Princess Dolls. The event was a massive success, with a diverse lineup of authors and events. Congratulations Ellen!
Arushi Raina’s book, When Morning Comes, winner of the 2018 CABA award for older readers in the South African category, will be honored at the CABA 2018 awards ceremony in Washington DC this April. Since publication, When Morning Comes has garnered international acclaim and was also recently featured at the Jaipur Literature Festival. The CABA […]
Local author Ellen Schwartz will be featured at the Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival in Vancouver, which takes place between 9 and 14 February. Ellen will be presenting from her new children’s book, The Princess Dolls. The event will features readings, panel discussions, a book club event and two onsite bookstores, and takes place […]
Nicola Campbell and Julie Flett’s picture book A Day with Yayah was recently reviewed on the site ‘American Indians in Children’s Literature’. The reviewer praises Flett’s artwork, calling the book ‘a visual feast’ and the most beautiful didactic book she ever encountered. Read the review here.
Arushi Raina, author of When Morning Comes, appeared at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Raina participated in the event “We That Are Young”. In conversation with writer and journalist Veena Venugopal, they discussed youth and experience, tradition and innovation and old, new and timeless ways of telling and sharing stories. When […]
CBC News Alberta shared Nhung N. Tran Davies’s story of fleeing Vietnam, which also inspired her new book A Grain of Rice. “Nhung Tran-Davies remembers her mother giving food away to hungry neighbours when her own family members — then living in a war-torn, flood-ravaged village in rural Vietnam — were themselves starving. … Those powerful […]