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 […]
Kiddo by Tradewinds author Cynthia Nugent has received a very favourable review in ‘Quill and Quire’ magazine. “Kiddo’s adventures spin out over 15 highly amusing chapters that are equally strong as short stories. Nugent (Mister Got to Go) adds great little illustrations, which are sprinkled throughout the book, including of a bingo cage, tiddlywinks, and Kiddo’s Junior […]
“So there we have it: a sampling of some of the great books coming across our northern border.” This year, Tradewinds title Boonoonoonous Hair is included in Kirkus Reviews’ annual roundup of the best recent children’s books in Canada: “From Tradewind Press: Boonoonoonous Hair, by Olive Senior and illustrated by Laura James. When little Jamilla expresses […]
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 […]
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, […]
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
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 […]