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 […]
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 […]