Yearly Archives: 2020

I Wrote a Book. Now What?: How Does Publishing Work?, Part Two

Every book passes through many hands before arriving at your local bookstore or library. We’ve developed a six-part series, How Does Publishing Work?, to shed light on a book’s journey to publication. From developing stories and characters, to editing and illustration, through to the publishing and marketing stage, this series takes a look at all […]

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A Holiday Gift Guide for the Readers on Your List

Around the world, holiday shopping—and holiday celebrations—may look a bit different this year. Books are a perfect gift to give from afar, and our titles are available to order online, from the comfort of your home. We have something for all the readers on your list—and a few things you might want for yourself! All […]

How to Write a Book: How Does Publishing Work?, Part One 

Every book passes through many hands before arriving at your local bookstore or library. We’ve developed a six-part series, How Does Publishing Work?, to shed light on a book’s journey to publication. From developing stories and characters, to editing and illustration, through to the publishing and marketing stage, this series takes a look at all […]

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Books About Anxiety and Mental Health for Kids in Grades K–12

David A. Robertson’s YA trilogy, The Reckoner, follows Cole Harper, a teen superhero in the making who struggles with an anxiety disorder, and later, PTSD. Cole’s struggles are familiar to David, who has also been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.  “You feel like there’s no one else who could possibly understand what’s going on in […]

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Two New Indigenous Graphic Novels for Teens that Hit Close to Home

Leaves aren’t the only things dropping this season! Two highly anticipated young adult graphic novels are making their way down the pipeline this fall. Both releases will capture the attention of teens and adults alike by shedding light on resonant, real-life issues with stories told through the eyes of complex Indigenous protagonists. Taking off from […]

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Orange Shirt Day: Guiding Conversations about Residential Schools in the Classroom

September 30th is Orange Shirt Day—a nationally-recognized event to acknowledge the harm inflicted by residential schools. For educators, this day represents a special opportunity to engage young people in important discussions about residential schools and other structures of systemic racism.  There’s no way around it; these conversations are hard. They’re painful, delicate—and necessary. So, where […]

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What Does Two Spirit Mean?

This fall brings the new school year and new books. In Surviving the City, readers connected with Indigenous teens Dez and Miikwan in a story about kinship, resilience, cultural resurgence, and the anguish of a missing loved one. This October, Dez and Miikwan return in From the Roots Up, Volume 2 in the Surviving the […]

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Six Tips for Distance Learning This Fall

by, Jennifer Lawson Hands-On series creator Like many teachers and university instructors across the country, the pandemic has forced me to teach my courses online for the first time. I am used to teaching in-person university classes with a lot of student participation, so this has been a challenge! As the creator of the Hands-On […]

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Enjoy the View (Inside)!

Savour one last excursion before the summer ends! Take a virtual tour and view inside two upcoming graphic novels that explore the experiences of Indigenous teenagers. Enjoy this sneak peek into Breakdown and From the Roots Up.   Retrieve your boarding pass and read the excerpts by downloading the following pdf. Enjoy_View_Inside_Breakdown_RootsUp(2) Once you’ve had […]

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