“When Morning Comes” on Black History Month Recommendations

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 […]

“A Day for Yayah” Shortlisted for BC Book Prize

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! […]

Award-Winning Author Uma Krishnaswami Reviews “The Flute”

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 Reviews “A Day with Yayah”

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, […]