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Great characters, great story in young adult book The Beauty of the Moment

Great characters and story in Canadian author Tanaz Bhathena's The Beauty of the Moment.

Three old, but great books read in the first day of the new year – The Librarian of Auschwitz, Falling Towers and Falling into Place

Horrific, sad and powerful books read during the first day of 2021.

Q&A with Jamal Saeed, co-author of Yara’s Spring, about Syria, love and creativity

Powerful Q&A with author Jamal Saeed about Syrian, activism and using creativity to survive.

Friendship, family, imagination and On Account of the Gum: picture books reviewed

A variety of picture books including those about friendship, family and gum in your hair.

Picture books about homelessness, finding your identity and foster care

These picture books tackle some serious issues - homelessness, foster care, mental health and finding your identify.

Inspiring, beautiful – in message and pictures – this book is for children and adults to remember how to live life to the fullest

Everything about this picture book is beautiful message and pictures - and would be great for kids of all ages, and their adults.

What!? – Earthlings by Sayaka Murata reviewed

Speechless - sort of. Earthlings, by Sayaka Murata, took a weird twist at the end.

Escape from Syria graphic novel is a must-read

Twenty-three per cent. That's the percentage of Syrian refugee girls who have become child brides – some as young as nine - since the crisis in that country started. It's a number that has stuck with me since reading Escape... Continue Reading →

In conversation with Jessica Dee Humphreys and Sam Maggs about the importance of girls and International Day of the Girl

Oct. 11 is International Day of the Girl, “a special day that brings attention to the needs of and challenges facing girls...while promoting girls' empowerment and ensuring the fulfillment of their human rights,” writes Jessica Dee Humphreys and Canadian politician... Continue Reading →

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