April 26, 2022
"This is the First Time I’ve Kissed a Girl" Meet Sophie Labelle's Nonbinary Teen Protagonist in an Excerpt from Wish Upon a Satellite
Sophie Labelle, creator of the popular web comic Assigned Male and an acclaimed writer, activist, and artist, has created a memorable, witty, and vibrant nonbinary protagonist in Ciel, the teenage ...
March 04, 2022
I come from a family of late bloomers.Or at least, that’s the story I tell myself when I try to deal with the disappointment of not having been an outrageous success in my 20s and 30s, when I was precocious ...
February 28, 2022
"She Saved Our Lives, But it Cost Her a Great Deal" March Writer-in-Residence Amanda West Lewis on the Story Behind Her New YA Novel
It's a daunting task to take on capturing New York City in the 60s, but Amanda West Lewis is more than up to the job in her tough, compelling, autobiographically inspired young adult novel These Are ...
February 09, 2022
Excerpt Month: Peek into a Dark Near Future with Thomas Harding's Future History 2050
It's a normal day in a quiet converted factory in 2020, where the researcher sifts through boxes of documents. What he finds is anything but normal though: a handwritten 30-year history recorded by an ...
February 07, 2022
Win a Must Read Young Adult Prize Pack from Groundwood Books
The books we read as young people tend to stay with us, residing deep in our bones as we grow and change as readers and people. But the magic of young adult novels is that we can keep reading them long ...
December 08, 2021
Read an Excerpt from Candas Jane Dorsey's Moving, Funny, Vivid Story of a Nonbinary Teen Pressured to "Choose" a Gender
In The Story of My Life Ongoing, by C.S. Cobb (Inanna Publications) the new young adult novel by Candas Jane Dorsey, Corey has something a lot of nonbinary teens don't have: a supportive parent who ...
December 02, 2021
"You're Not Alone" Rosena Fung Explores Childhood Anxiety in Her Insightful Graphic Novel Debut
It's tough enough being the new girl in school. But for Livy, the biggest complication is Viola. Not quite a friend, not quite a twin, Viola is always with her. The only thing is, no one else can see ...
August 12, 2021
Cherie Dimaline's The Marrow Thieves Hits Another Massive Milestone
To say that Cherie Dimaline's debut young adult novel, The Marrow Thieves (Dancing Cat), was a smash success upon its publication in 2017 is an understatement: the beloved novel swept awards in Canada ...
August 23, 2019
Go Back to School with CanLit: 10 "School Books" to Take You into September
There's nothing like back to school season - warm days, cool nights, crisp new school supplies ready to get dog-eared with use. Even long after we're past school age, the start of September can still ...
June 19, 2019
"I Hope Girls Will Be Inspired by Emma" Lesley Strutt on Her Adventurous YA Novel, On the Edge
Lesley Strutt is a poet, academic, essayist, and playwright. This season, she adds novelist to her accolades with her young adult book On the Edge (Inanna Publications). On the Edge follows Emerald ...