Gloria Ann Wesley

GLORIA ANN WESLEY holds the distinction of being Nova Scotia’s first published Black poet. She is a trained teacher and has taught at all grade levels. Gloria is the author of two novels, two books of poetry, and several picture books. Chasing Freedom was nominated for the 2011 Anne Connor Brimer Book Award for Atlantic Canadian Children’s Literature. If This is Freedom was chosen for One Book Nova Scotia in 2017. Her latest work is Abigail’s Wish. Gloria resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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  • Redresser les Torts du Canada: Africville

    A French translation for language learners about Africville, the Black community bulldozed after decades of environmental injustice. The resilience of former residents and their descendants is described, along with their ongoing fight for fair compensation.

    $45.00, Paperback
    Interest ages: 13-18
  • Righting Canada's Wrongs: Africville

    In the 1960s, after ignoring the Black community’s repeated petitions for basic services, the City of Halifax bulldozed Africville in the name of urban renewal.

    $34.95, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 13-18
  • For King and Country

    Young Will Coleman was determined to enlist in the army to make his father proud. But rampant discrimination would prevent him from achieving that goal.

    $14.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 12-18
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