Bill Swan

BILL SWAN has worked as a journalism teacher, editor, and newspaper columnist. His first three novels, Fast Finish, Mud Run, and Off Track, are highly recommended by CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials. Mud Run was nominated for the Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award. He is also the author of Corner Kick. He lives in Courtice, Ontario, with his wife and daughter.

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  • Real Justice: Jailed for Life for Being Black

    The compelling story of a young professional boxer and the racism that led to his wrongful conviction
    $18.95, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 13-18
    Reading level: Grade 4
    Lexile Reading Level: HL760L
  • Real Justice: Convicted for Being Mi'kmaq

    How wrongfully convicted Donald Marshall Jr. forced the justice system to confront its racism
    $12.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 13-17
    Reading level: Grade 5
    Lexile Reading Level: HL770L
  • Real Justice: Fourteen and Sentenced to Death

    How fourteen-year-old Steven Truscott was sentenced to hang, had his conviction upheld by the Supreme Court, and spent ten years in prison and 48 years trying to clear his name
    $12.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 13-17
    Reading level: Grade 4
    Lexile Reading Level: 780L
  • Corner Kick

    Corner Kick is a much-needed story of tolerance and friendship.

    $9.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 9-13
  • Deflection!

    Jake and his two best friends play road hockey together and are members of the same league team. But some personal rivalries and interference from Jake's three all-too-supportive grandfathers start to create tension among the players.
    $9.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 9-13
  • Man-to-Man

    Michael has to find the strength to tell the truth.

    $8.95, Digital (ePub)
    Interest ages: 10-13
    Reading level: Grade 4
  • The Enforcer

    When Jack's hockey coach moves, Jack's hockey-crazy grandfather P.J. steps into the role. But can the team adapt to Grandpa P.J.'s old-school methods?
    $8.95, Digital (ePub)
    Interest ages: 10-13
  • Road Rage

    Matt Thompson is in trouble again. A rare old book about legendary track star Alfie Shrubb has gone missing from the local museum, and all fingers point to Matt.
    $16.95, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 10-13
  • Mud Happens

    Matt and his teammates are disappointed when their favourite track coach can no longer lead the school team. But, their new coach is from the Riders -- a dream team of elite athletes who have the potential to become "real" runners.
    $8.95, Digital (ePub)
    Interest ages: 9-13
  • Deflection!

    Jake and his two best friends play road hockey together and are members of the same league team. But some personal rivalries and interference from Jake's three all-too-supportive grandfathers start to create tension among the players.
    $8.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 10-13
    Reading level: Grade 3
  • Corner Kick

    Corner Kick is a much-needed story of tolerance and friendship.
    $8.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 10-13
    Reading level: Grade 3
  • Off Track

    Twelve-year-old Tyler is stuck in summer school and banned from watching TV and playing computer games. His only diversion is training for a triathlon race ... except when it comes to the swimming requirement.
    $8.95, Digital (ePub)
    Interest ages: 10-13
  • Mud Run

    Mud Run is a fast-paced, humorous story about team spirit and taking life one step at a time.
    $8.95, Digital (ePub)
    Interest ages: 9-13
  • Fast Finish

    Noah is fast, so fast he can outrun anyone he knows, even the two tough kids who wait for him every day after school.
    $8.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 10-13
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