Recent Award Winners

  • Proud to Play

    Proud to Play

    Profiles of Canadian LGBTQ+ athletes who made the playing field more inclusive — including 2020 Olympic Summer Games athletes
    $24.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 10-18
    Reading level: Grade 5

Recent Award:

Best Bets List 2021, Junior Non-Fiction
– Ontario Library Association

From the reviews:

“Proud to Play: Canadian LGBTQ+ Athletes Who Made History is a powerful reminder that change is possible and the world of sports can indeed move forward to become more accepting and supportive of LGBTQ+ people, from children to adults, and everyone in between.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“Through their bravery and openness, these athletes have helped others understand that discriminating against sexuality and enabling a culture of fear is barbaric. By learning more together, we can create a better world.”
– Canadian Teachers Magazine

Recent Award:

Published Graphic Novels, Comics, and Illustrated Books in any Language
-Indigenous Voices Awards 2021

From the reviews:

“It’s a powerful text — one that should be read, and discussed, in every social studies classroom.”
-Montreal Gazette

“The haunting plea of a young Indigenous woman endues long after the clover closed.”
-Region of Waterloo Library

Recent Award:

2022 YA Dude Books Award

From the reviews:

“In White Privilege, educator Catherine Inglis tackles the difficult topic of white privilege in a gripping and easy to understand way.”
– The Canadian Children’s Book Centre

“Ultimately, this is a timely book on a topic that young people need to learn about. Few resources and opportunities for explicit teaching on white privilege exist for this age group, so this book should be a welcome addition to every school library.”
– Mark David Smith, YA Dude Books

  • Powwow Summer

    Powwow Summer

    A teen novel about a young woman’s exploration of her Indigenous background and how it influences her identity and sense of self
    $14.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 13-18
    Reading level: Grade 4
    Lexile Reading Level: HL610L

Recent Award:

Listed in Native American Young Adult Books You Need to Read
-Los Angeles Public Library

From the reviews:

“Shingoose works a great deal of indigenous culture into this novel, both recent and historic, both good and bad.”
– GoodResource Links

Powwow Summer is a thoughtful and relevant exploration of identity, complete with authentic cultural details and history.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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