Maison Rouge: Memories of a Childhood in War has received very positive reviews from Quill and Quire as well as Kirkus. Kirkus praises the book for its thoughtful approach to loss and triumph: “Neither boastfulness nor bitterness shadow Juma’s narrative as she describes her family’s comfortable prewar status and subsequent losses. In a dignified tone […]
Tradewind title Seeking Refuge by author Kathryn E. Shoemaker and illustrator Irene N. Watts has been featured in the Canadian Museum of Human Rights’ list of eight graphic novels that tell compelling stories about injustice, activism and hope. Read the full story here.
Tradewind title Boonoonoonous Hair by Olive Senior is included in the 2020 Annual African American Literature Read-In Week Recommended Book List. You can download the list here.
Tradewinds title When Morning Comes by Arushi Raina has been recommended for the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s February Reading List in celebration of Black History Month. Read all about it here.
Tradewind title Kiddo by author Cynthia Nugent has been featured in the Winnipeg Free Press. “What does it take to become a junior journalist? In Vancouver author Cythia Nugent’s mid-grade novel Kiddo (Tradewind, 256 pages, $13, paperback), the namesake character makes up for her poor spelling with her unbounded enthusiasm.“ – Helen Norrie Read the […]
The Princess Dolls by Ellen Schwartz, with illustrations by Mariko Ando, has received a very favourable review in ‘The Ormsby Review’. “Through school curriculum, the internment story will become familiar to children in Canada — how 22,000 people of Japanese ancestry living in coastal BC, three-quarters of whom were born in Canada, were stripped of […]
Yet another feather in writer Olive Senior and illustrator Laura James’s caps as Boonoonoonous Hair makes the the CBC’s list of the best Canadian picture books of 2019. Read all about it here.
Olive Senior’s Boonoonoonous Hair is featured as one of the books in A Fuse #8 Production’s recent article, ’31 Days, 31 Lists: 2019 Books With a Message.’ The author praises the book’s positive message and particularly the specificity of the positive advice it offers to young children. Read the article here.
Listen to Olive Senior’s interview on NPR, in which she discusses what ‘boonoonoonous’ means, and talks about the message she hopes to bring to young children with Boonoonoonous Hair. Read the article and listen to the interview here.
Nhung Tran-Davies, author of A Grain of Rice, was recently interviewed by Vincent Ternida for Canadian-based literary magazine, Ricepaper. In the interview, they discuss her work, and how books are tools for empathy, empowerment, to bring about positive change in the world. Read the full interview here.