February 17, 2023
Tracey Lindeman's Bleed is a Brilliant, Personal, and Scathing Takedown of the (Lack of) Care for Endometriosis Sufferers
A patient enters a doctor's office and details a gruesome list of symptoms: pelvic pain, bleeding, crushing fatigue, pain with intercourse or bowel movements. The through line is pain – years of it. ...
February 06, 2023
Read an Excerpt from Mishka Lavigne's GG-Winning Play, Haven, in Which Two Strangers Connect in an Unexpected Way
In Mishka Lavigne's Haven (Playwrights Canada Press, translated by Neil Blackadder), which won the 2019 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama in its original French, the audience meets Elsie ...
February 03, 2023
Warm Up with a Glimpse into Marie-Andree Gill's Heating the Outdoors, a Collection of Heart-Piercing Micropoems
One of Quebec's most celebrated poets, Marie-Andrée Gill is a member of the Ilnu Nation who engages with the oral storytelling tradition in her award-winning French language work. Also an acclaimed Radio-Canada ...
November 15, 2022
Laurence Beaudoin-Masse's YA Debut Thoughtfully Explores the Toxic Pressures of the Influencer Lifestyle
Instagram influencers and thoughtful conversations don't necessarily sound like they'd go hand in hand. But debut young adult writer Laurence Beaudoin-Masse uses the strange, surreal backdrop of the ...
September 01, 2022
Debut Author Anouk Mahiout on the Importance of Talking, with Humour and Heart, About Tough Feelings in Kids' Books
Pretty much every kid has felt at some point that they don't quite fit in. For Pauline, the lovable protagonist of Anouk Mahiout's debut graphic novel, A Place for Pauline (Groundwood Books, illustrated ...
August 02, 2022
"The Best Part is Having Someone By Your Side" KidLit Dream Team Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault on Life as Co-Creators
The powerhouse team of writer Fanny Britt and illustrator Isabelle Arsenault, highly decorated for their work both together and individually, is the kind of thing literary dreams are made of. Their newest ...
June 07, 2022
"The Terror That is Everywhere" Read an Excerpt from A Knife in the Sky, Marie-Célie Agnant's Story of Haiti’s Brutal Despot
Prize winning Haitian-Québécoise writer Marie-Célie Agnant is celebrated for her rich, complex, moving portraits of women living through colonial power structures. Elegant in its examinations of ...
February 22, 2022
Monique Polak on Helping Kids Find Themselves While Exploring Parental Alienation in Her New Middle Grade Book
Everything in Justine's world has changed since her parents got divorced. She and her little sister Bea travel across Montreal from one house to the other, living two lives. But when Justine's mother ...
November 11, 2021
Andrée Poulin Tackles Period Stigma in Her Beautiful New Verse Novel for Young Readers
Andrée Poulin's Burying the Moon (Groundwood Books, illustrated by Sonali Zohra) tells the story of a young Indian girl whose courage changes the lives of all the girls and women in her village. In ...