Book of the Week: Glorious & Free

Featuring original illustrations by Frank Viva, Glorious & Free is an inspiring, timely and ultimately enduring testament to an expanding image of who we are today, and who we can be tomorrow, a beautiful and ever-changing kaleidoscope that is glorious and free.

Book of the Week: Roxane Gay’s Difficult Women

Difficult Women Roxane Gay 9780802125392 | $36.50 CAN HC | 272 Pages | Shipping Jan 3, 2017 Grove Distributed in Canada by Publishers Group Canada Award-winning author and powerhouse talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with An Untamed State and the New York Times bestselling essay collection Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Gay returns with Difficult Women, a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of passionate loves,…

Book of the Week: Francesca Sanna’s The Journey, Read by Trudeau

The Journey Francesca Sanna 9781909263994 | $25.95 CAN HC | 48 Pages | Available Now Flying Eye Books Distributed by Publishers Group Canada The Journey is a beautifully illustrated book with haunting echoes of the current refugee crisis. It explores the unimaginable decisions made by a family as they leave their home and everything they know to…

Book of the Week: Kakuma Girls

Kakuma Girls Clare Morneau 9781988025148 | $19.95 CAN PB | 180 Pages | Shipping Oct 3, 2016 Barlow Books Distributed in Canada by Georgetown Publications Clare Morneau, daughter of Canada’s finance minister, Bill Morneau, is only 17, but she has created an inspiring  and beautiful book for teenage girls that vividly portrays both the hardships and…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: IN BETWEEN DAYS

  When Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37, she did everything she could to turn back the clock: she became vegan, started juicing, smoking pot, burning incense, and drinking potions made of flaxseed oil and  turmeric. When she learned that the cancer was incurable and had to scale…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: GOOD PIRATE

In the follow up to Bad Pirate (May 2015, Pajama Press), Augusta Garrick is yet again out to prove that a pirate can be anything she wants. The sea pup is still under pressure to fit in, this time by abandoning her love for fancy things. After all, says her father the captain, a good…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: THE BUTCHER’S HOOK BY JANET ELLIS

 Anne Jaccob is coming of age in late eighteenth-century London, the daughter of a wealthy merchant. Girls then were in many ways freer than their counterparts 100 years later: in the 1760s, they could at least venture out without a chaperone and spoke with a candour that would have scandalized a Victorian drawing room. But those…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: MALAIKA’S COSTUME BY NADIA HOHN & IRENE LUXBACHER

“The Caribbean and Canada; a daughter separated from her mother; the dream of a beautiful dress to show off for Carnival. This is the story beautifully recounted in Malaika’s Costume.” — CM Magazine Malaika’s Costume is a vibrant celebration of life against the odds. A young girl — whose mother is working hard to establish…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: ELLIOT BY JULIE PEARSON & MANON GAUTHIER

Elliot’s story is one that demands to be told. His family, though very loving, is not equipped to deal with his needs. When he cries, they do not understand why. When he yells, they do not know what to do. When he misbehaves, they do not know how to react. A visit from Andrew (a…