“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 […]

Booklist Online Reviews “A Day with Yayah”

Booklist Online reviewed Nicola Campbell and Julie Flett’s picture book entitled A Day with Yayah.  Amina Chaudhri praises Flett’s artwork and the text’s emphasis on the importance of preserving Indigenous languages, saying that it makes “the story all the more significant”. Read Booklist Online’s review.

“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, […]

Quill and Quire Reviews “A Day with Yayah”

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.

Montreal Gazette Reviews “A Day with Yayah”

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