Melanie Florence

MELANIE FLORENCE is a proud Cree and a full-time writer currently based in Toronto. She is the author of the Righting Canada’s Wrongs: Residential Schools, the YA novel The Missing, the Lorimer SideStreets title One Night, and Recordbooks title Jordin Tootoo: The Highs and Lows in the Journey of the First Inuk to Play in the NHL, which was chosen as an Honor Book by The American Indian Library Association. As a freelance journalist, Melanie’s byline has appeared in magazines including Dance International, Writer, Parents Canada, and Urban Male Magazine.

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  • Righting Canada's Wrongs: Residential Schools

    This updated edition includes the findings of unmarked graves at residential schools and examines the work still to be done to implement the Calls to Action of the TRC Report

    $34.95, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 13-18
  • Residential Schools: Righting Canada's Wrongs

    This updated Adult Trade edition includes the findings of unmarked graves at residential schools and examines the work still to be done to implement the Calls to Action of the TRC Report.

    $29.95, Paperback
  • Jordin Tootoo

    This is the story of Jordin Tootoo, who triumphed over discrimination, racism, and grief after the suicide of his NHL-bound brother, and went on to become the first Inuk to play in the NHL.

    $12.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 12-18
  • Rez Rebel

    A lack of educational and career opportunities, medical support and counselling on Native reserves leads to a rash of teen suicides. Can Floyd turn around his community's descent into crisis before it's too late?
    $12.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 13-18
    Reading level: Grade 5
    Lexile Reading Level: HL590L
  • Rez Runaway

    Raised on an Indian reserve, seventeen-year-old Joe Littlechief runs away when his devout Christian community discovers he is gay.
    $12.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 14-18
    Reading level: Grade 3
    Lexile Reading Level: 600L
  • The Missing

    Who will stand up for missing and murdered women?

    $14.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 13-18
    Reading level: Grade 3
    Lexile Reading Level: HL590L
  • One Night

    All it takes is one night for everything to change.
    $9.95, Paperback
    Interest ages: 14-18
    Reading level: Grade 2
    Lexile Reading Level: HL560L
  • Jordin Tootoo

    The highs and lows in the journey of the first Inuit to play in the NHL.
    $8.99, Digital (ePub)
    Interest ages: 12-18
    Reading level: Grade 4
    Lexile Reading Level: 850L
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