June 28, 2021
Necessary Residential School Reading
As more and more mass graves at former residential school sites are brought to light, many Canadians are finally realizing the extent of genocide in this country, while many Indigenous people are reliving ...
June 01, 2021
Podcasting about Indigenous books
The world of podcasting is already saturated. Even book podcasts are abundant, with various shows focusing on everything from reviews to an author’s body of work to genre. Although it seems a new podcast ...
April 27, 2021
"I Didn’t Have a Word for it Back Then" Acclaimed Writer & Poet Laureate Louise B. Halfe – Sky Dancer on Her Writing Journey
Over storied her career, Louise B. Halfe – Sky Dancer (who was recently appointed Canada's parliamentary poet laureate), has proved she can do it all: her writing is powerful, raw, and wise. But ...
April 26, 2021
Contest! Enter to Win Fun-Filled Indigenous Adventure Series for Young Readers, The Mighty Muskrats, From Second Story Press
Michael Hutchinson's Might Muskrats series from Second Story Press is the kind of kid's book that takes you back to reading under the covers with a flashlight. Filled with friendship, adventure, and humour, ...
February 16, 2021
Brittany Luby's New Picture Book is a Love Letter to the Natural World and Anishinaabe Family Life
Mii maanda ezhi-gkendmaanh/This Is How I Know (Groundwood Books) by author and academic Brittany Luby (illustrated by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley) is warm, colourful story-poem for young readers ...
February 10, 2021
Treaty Words Author Aimée Craft on Why She Wants Her Young Readers to Know They are "Part of Something Bigger Than Them"
At the heart of Anishinaabe/Métis lawyer Aimée Craft's wise and engaging Treaty Words: For As Long As the Rivers Flow (Annick Press, illustrated by Luke Swinson) is a question: Just what is a treaty? ...
September 11, 2020
Stories of the North
There’s no consensus on where Southern Ontario ends and Northern Ontario begins. Some say the French River north of Parry Sound is the unofficial border. Others believe the north begins at the town ...
August 27, 2020
EMWF: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson on Festival Memories, Pre-Event Rituals, and Her New Book
By Graham ChristianWhile this year's physical edition of the Eden Mills Writer's Festival may be cancelled, fans and creators alike were thrilled to hear that organizers had decided to make the experience ...
August 12, 2020
Neal Shannacappo Explores a Dystopian Future in His New Graphic Novel
Set in the year 2242, author and artist Neal Shannacappo's upcoming graphic novel, The Krillian Key: Salamander Run (Kegedonce Press, publishing in September), follows the immortal being Kyrill (a.k.a. ...
August 07, 2020
ABPBC Establishes Greg Younging Undergraduate Award at Simon Fraser University
The Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia (ABPBC) and Simon Fraser University have announced the creation of the Greg Younging Undergraduate Award in Publishing Studies, providing financial ...