Black History MonthTag
February 23, 2023
"Capturing Lightning in a Bottle" Naseem Hrab on the Magic of Kids Can Press Turning 50
Naseem Hrab is one of the definitive "how does she do it?" people in Canadian publishing: a Governor General's Literary Award-winning writer for young people and former librarian, she also serves as Kids ...
February 18, 2021
Small gifts from writers: The power of writerly connections
On one especially sunny day when I was a young girl sitting at my kitchen table scribbling stories on the backs of old receipts my mother left on the table, I closed my eyes, looked into the future, and ...
February 13, 2019
Writing Black Futures: I see you creating strong bonds
In February of 2018 I had curated an event at the Vancouver Public Library called “Where are you really from?” which I hoped would create a safe space for dialogue around what it means to identify ...
February 12, 2018
Contest! Black History Month Prize Pack from Between the Lines Books
Between the Lines has published some of the most insightful, innovative writing in Canada on race, culture, and identity over its 40 years of operation. This month, to celebrate Black History Month, they're ...
February 14, 2017
It's Black History Month and I'm tired already
A recommendation for a new kind of BHMWhen I was in high school, February was always a busy month. Every January, the black students who were dancers and musicians, writers and performers, would get together ...