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
From the day it was released, Arushi Raina’s debut novel When Morning Comes has garnered many rave reviews and attention. Many have praised Raina’s use of 4 perspectives and how “the presentation of characters with different racial identities beautifully highlights how those identities shape the characters’ understandings and experiences of apartheid and their subsequent reactions to […]
The Globe and Mail recently reviewed Nicola Campbell and Julie Flett’s new book called “A Day with Yayah” Anna Fitzpatrick praised the Campbell’s ability to write a story about the importance of “[preserving] Indigenous languages with a new generation” whilst still weaving a touching tale about the relationship between Yayah and her granddaughter. Read the […]