U of R Press Fall 2018 Catalogue

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    Raising Grandkids Inside Skipped-Generation Families 1st edition Gary Garrison Canada
    9780889775541 Paperback FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting Publication Date: August 04, 2018
    $19.95 CAD 127 x 203.2 x 12.7 mm | 280 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y University of Regina Press
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      Description
      Raising Grandkids focuses on “skipped generation” families or grandparent-headed households. Collecting together stories from other grandparents and reflecting on his own experience as a caregiver to his step-grandchildren, Gary Garrison paints a compassionate yet compelling picture of the joys, fears, and passions that drive some grandparents to put their later lives on hold to raise their children’s children.

      Grandparents in this situation have particular challenges, as they often have to battle their own children for custody, deal with pressures from caseworkers, negotiate their own health and financial issues, and address the guilt and resentment they may feel towards the missing son or daughter who conceived the children now in their care. As well, many fear their grandchildren will be taken away, which keeps them silent and isolated. This fear can be particularly profound for Indigenous and Metis grandparents, who bear intergenerational wounds of racism and genocide, as they struggle to create a better future for themselves and their grandchildren. No matter their background, grandparents looking for comfort, guidance, and wisdom will find meaning in this brave and clear-eyed book.

      Bio
      Gary Garrison is the author of Human on the Inside: Unlocking the Truth about Canadian Prisons, holds a PhD. in English from the University of Alberta, and was Editor of Alberta Hansard. He lives in Edmonton.
      Marketing & Promotion
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        We'll market this as "Chicken Soup for the Soul" with a child welfare/social work edge (stats, list of resources). With case studies and personal anecdotes, it's a fantastic book for grandparents who feel alone in the gargantuan task of raising their children's children. Most comparable books are fairly dry and academic; this is based in real, personal stories. Raising Grandkids is also an excellent and accessible resource for social workers who work with this group. Issues of addiction, alcoholism, and FASD are addressed. The book also contains reflections on Indigenous (Native American) grandparents, who often take on the parenting role for grandchildren, and have to negotiate additional challenges with respect to racism and the underfunding or exploitation from child welfare. * Note on author: Gary Garrison came to Canada from the U.S. as a Vietnam war resister, so has American roots and an activist/human rights background.

        Publicity and Ad Plans

        -Media campaign around National Grandparents Day (Sept 9, 2018) with profiles pitched to Publishers Weekly, Chatelaine, The Walrus, Library Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Atlantic Magazine, and parenting sections/columns in HuffPost, rabble.ca, iPolitics, and an extensive list of parenting blogs. 
        -Ads in Library Journal, Foreword Reviews, Publishers Weekly, Literary Review of Canada 
        -Direct marketing campaign to social work/alternative parenting/foster care support groups in the U.S. and Canada 

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      "Garrison imbues honesty and compassion into his writing, comforting those in similar situations." Library Journal

      "Raising Grandkids is an empathetic and knowledgeable book that shows grandparents they're not alone in the challenges they face while raising their grandchildren." Foreword Reviews
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    The Trans Generation How Trans Kids (and Their Parents) Are Creating a Gender Revolution Ann Travers Canada
    9780889775787 Paperback SOCIAL SCIENCE / LGBT Studies Publication Date: June 05, 2018
    $24.95 CAD 152.4 x 228.6 x 12.7 mm | 288 pages Carton Quantity: 33 Canadian Rights: Y University of Regina Press
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      Description
      Some “boys” will only wear dresses; some “girls” refuse to wear dresses at all. In both cases, as Ann Travers shows in this fascinating account of transgender kids, these are often more than just wardrobe choices. From very early ages these children find themselves to be different from the sex category that was assigned to them at birth. How they make their voices heard—to their parents and friends, in schools, in public spaces, and through the courts—is the focus of this remarkable and groundbreaking book.

      Based on over five years of research in Canad and the U.S., and interviews with trans kids and their parents, The Trans Generation offers a rare look into what it is like to grow up as a transgender child. Illuminating the day-to-day realities of trans kids who regularly experience crisis as a result of the many ways traditional sex categories regulate their lives, Travers offers an essential and important new understanding of childhood.

      Bio
      Ann Travers is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Simon Fraser University. They are the co-editor of Transgender Athletes in Competitive Sport. 
      Marketing & Promotion
        Publicity and Ad Plans 

        - publicity campaign targeting The Globe and Mail; The National Post, Toronto Star, and dailies across Canada, as well as magazines (The Walrus, Macleans), radio (The Current, Sirius XM) progressive and LGBTQ sites (iPolitics, Rabble, xTra), parenting blogs, and education publications (e.g. Canadian Association of Principals). 
        - ad campaign in Literary Review of Canada, Canadian Association of Principals
        - direct marketing to relevant scholarly journals and review sites 

        Upcoming Events 
        - May 31st: Vancouver Public Library launch 
        - August (date tbd): Toronto-based launch (part of mini-tour through New York, Philadelphia, and Toronto) 
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      “By focusing on varying degrees of precariousness in children’s lives—primarily in school and in relation to pathologizing medical discourses and practices—Ann Travers makes a much-needed contribution to the scholarship on trans subjectivity generally, and trans youth in particular….a pleasure to read.” — Jane Ward, Author of Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men


      "Compassionate and pragmatic, this is the book about trans kids that every parent, teacher, coach, caregiver, and policymaker needs to read!" - Heath Fogg Davis, Author of Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?


      "This volume stands as an important, readable survey and is likely to become a key text in transgender studies." Winnipeg Free Press
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    Learning to Die Wisdom in the Age of Climate Crisis 1st edition Robert Bringhurst Canada, Jan Zwicky Canada
    9780889775633 Paperback PHILOSOPHY / General Publication Date: October 06, 2018
    $19.95 CAD 105.83 x 165.1 x 12.7 mm | 104 pages Carton Quantity: 90 Canadian Rights: Y University of Regina Press
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      Description
      "Truth-filled meditations about grace in the face of mortality." @MargaretAtwood

      In this powerful little book, two leading intellectuals illuminate the truth about where our environmental crisis is taking us. Writing from an island on Canada’s Northwest coast, Robert Bringhurst and Jan Zwicky weigh in on the death of the planet versus the death of the individual. For Zwicky, awareness and humility are the foundation of the equanimity with which Socrates faced his death: he makes a good model when facing the death of the planet, as well as facing our own mortality. Bringhurst urges readers to tune their minds to the wild. The wild has healed the world before, and it is the only thing that stands any chance of healing the world now – though it is unlikely to save Homo sapiens in the process.
      Bio
      Robert Bringhurst trained initially in the sciences at MIT but has made his career in the humanities. He is revered for his translations from Haida and other Native American languages and his studies of cultural history. He is also an Officer of the Order of Canada and a former Guggenheim Fellow in poetry. Two Canadian universities have awarded him honorary doctorates. He lives on Quadra Island, B.C.

      Jan Zwicky is a Governor General Award winning poet and a philosopher. She earned her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Toronto and has taught at a number of North American institutions, including Princeton and the University of Alberta. In the 1980s and ’90s, she developed the first courses in environmental philosophy offered in Canadian universities. He lives on Quadra Island, B.C.

      Marketing & Promotion
        General Details 

        A clear-eyed look not just at climate change, but at the process of understanding our own impending destruction as humans. 

        Part of upcoming series of "paired" essays on environmental issues.


        Publicity and Advertising Plans 
         
        Jacket endorsements: from major North American names in poetry and environmental studies such as David Abram, Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, Dennis Lee, Margaret Atwood, David Suzuki, Kevin Taft, and Barry Lopez, 

        Publicity: New York Review of Books, TLS, LA Review of Books, NY Times Book Review, Orion, Harper's Magazine, Publishers Weekly, Bookforum, Georgia Straight, Globe and Mail, eco-criticism journals 

        Advertising ($7000): Literary Review of Canada and NYRB 

        Events: will pitch authors as speakers to Vancouver Writers Festival; Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment June 2019 (Davis, CA)
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
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      "Guides us towards ways to live and know the situation of climate change." —Annie Proulx, The Guardian

      "The project of Learning to Die is simple, but harrowing. Bringhurst and Zwicky ponder an all-but-unthinkable question: how should we live in the end times? They don’t discount our attempts to stave off environmental catastrophe. But they believe, on the evidence, that it’s too little too late. And they go on to ask, How should we face our coming fate? Can we learn, as members of a species run amok, how to perish with a modicum of responsibility and grace? These are artist-thinkers of commanding stature, and the specific answers they give deserve our attention. But what makes Learning to Die indispensable goes even deeper: the example it sets of unblinking courage. It opens a space for human beings to reckon with ultimate things." —Dennis Lee, poet and editor

      "Robert Bringhurst and Jan Zwicky are two of the wisest and most learned animals living among us, poet-creatures who regularly calibrate their awareness by immersing themselves in wild nature and listening quietly for what it has to teach. As feelingful animals, they care deeply for other species, and for their fellow humans as a part of—not apart from—the many-voiced earth. In Learning to Die, they offer a kind of piercing wisdom-literature for our time, generous insight for an age of ecological calamity. An essay at the heart of this humble book, entitled 'A Ship from Delos,' has cut me to the core; I can feel it altering my own way in the world." —David Abram, author of The Spell of the Sensuous and Becoming Animal
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    Man of the Trees Richard St. Barbe Baker, the First Global Conservationist 1st edition Paul Hanley Canada, HRH The Prince of Wales, Jane Goodall
    9780889775664 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Environmentalists & Naturalists Publication Date: October 13, 2018
    $34.95 CAD 152.4 x 228.6 x 12.7 mm | 320 pages Carton Quantity: 27 Canadian Rights: Y University of Regina Press
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      Description
      Includes a foreword by HRH the Prince of Wales and an introduction by Jane Goodall

      Richard St. Barbe Baker was an inspirational visionary and pioneering environmentalist who is credited with saving and planting billions of trees. He saved lives, too, through his ceaseless global campaign to raise the alarm about deforestation and desertification and by finding effective, culturally sensitive ways for people to contribute to a more peaceful and greener world. He was also an Edwardian eccentric whose obsession with trees caused him to neglect his family; the devout son of an evangelical preacher who became a New Age hero; an unapologetic colonial officer fired for defending indigenous Africans; a forester who rarely had a steady income; a failed entrepreneur and inventor; a proud soldier and peace activist; a brilliant writer, speaker, and raconteur who made wild claims about the effectiveness of his conservation efforts. His encounters with historical figures like FDR, Nehru, and George Bernard Shaw are eye-popping, as were his accomplishments.

      Bio
      Paul Hanley is a writer with a special interest in the natural environment, agriculture, and the future of civilization. He is the author of ELEVEN and the co-author and editor of The Spirit of Agriculture, and Earthcare: Ecological Agriculture in Saskatchewan. He lives in Saskatoon.


      Marketing & Promotion
        General Details

        * First biography of Richard St. Barbe Baker
        * Foreword provided by HRH Prince Charles, a patron of The Men of the Trees, intro by Jane Goodall * Jacket blurbs from Jane Goodall and (among others) Philippe Costeau (son of explorer Jacques Costeau)
        * Hugh Locke, President of Smallholder Farms Alliance, will work with author to plan high-profile UK-based launch with Prince in attendance 
        * Planned UK promotion - buy-in from schools (details tba) 
        * Author Paul Hanley is a Bahai'i and has connections with that community; we will take advantage of that to promote to Bahai'i groups on an international scale

        Publicity and Advertising Plans 


        * Endorsements: in addition to the foreword from Prince Charles we also have endorsements from Jane Goodall and Hugh Locke (President, Smallholder Farmers Alliance and former Patron of the Men of the Trees) and will solicit another from Peter Wohlleben (author of The Hidden Life of Trees).
        * Publicity targets: Print, Radio, Online. The Globe and Mail, National Post, StarPhoenix, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Foreword Reviews, Kirkus, LRB, NPR, CBC, BBC, Baha'i World News Service, Radio Free Europe, and more
        * Advertising ($7500): LRB, Publishers Weekly, Literary Review of Canada * Direct Marketing: to environmental groups such as The Men of the Trees or the International Tree Foundation, The Findhorn Foundation, The Soil Association, the World Wildlife Fund, Guiding/Scouting, International Environment Forum, as well as the international Bahai'i network
        * Events: TBA - will coordinate with the organizations mentioned above to promote the book and Paul Hanley as speaker


    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “Why have we not heard of this extraordinary Man of the Trees, Richard St. Barbe Baker? He was, without doubt, one of the greatest advocates for the protection and restoration of forests ever. I am amazed by his life and accomplishments. He is one of my heroes.” Jane Goodall

      “St. Barbe Baker was among the first foresters to identify and celebrate the hidden life of trees. He described the forest as a ‘society of living things, the greatest of which is the tree.’ Proof of his keen observation of forest sociability is accumulating. We need more foresters who, like Baker, nurture a deep sensitivity and love for trees. This biography will inspire a new generation of tree lovers and forest protectors.” —Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees

      "My friend and mentor Richard St. Barbe Baker was a genius at figuring out how to seamlessly integrate tree planting into the cultural DNA of millions of people from all walks of life and all corners of the globe. This book is part biography and part handbook for engaging a new generation in conserving and restoring the world’s forests." Hugh Locke, President, Smallholder Farmers Alliance--Haiti
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    Series: Oskana Poetry & Poetics
    Blackbird Song 1st edition Randy Lundy Canada
    9780889775572 Paperback POETRY / Canadian Publication Date: June 16, 2018
    $19.95 CAD 139.7 x 215.9 x 12.7 mm | 96 pages Carton Quantity: 84 Canadian Rights: Y University of Regina Press
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      Description
      An exquisite series of meditations on memory, evanescence and the land. Randy Lundy draws deeply from his Cree heritage and equally from European and Asian traditions. Readers will be reminded by turns of Simon Ortiz, P?r Lagerkvist, and Jane Hirshfield. This is the mind of prayer, a seeing and re-seeing of the immense cyclic beauty of the earth.

      “Lundy has entered the place where the masters reside. His poems join the shades that walk among them. There aren’t many people who get to that place and sometimes it can feel very lonely there, but the masters are saved by the brilliant and humble work they have done, their poems the crevices in our lives where the light shines through." – Patrick Lane, author of Washita

      “Randy Lundy’s poems bring forward the spirit of his Cree ancestry, and place our species humbly among the creatures of Earth—who are all observed with deep reverence and perceptive care.” – Don McKay, author of Strike/Slip

      “This is the book of poems I’ve been waiting for … His poems burn us, feed us, and make us feel beloved even if we have been broken. Language, as he uses it, holds us and leads us to a place where we can mourn and pray and wonder.” – Lorna Crozier, author of What the Soul Doesn’t Want
      Bio
      Randy Lundy is a member of the Barren Lands (Cree) First Nation. He has published two previous collections of poetry, Under the Night Sun and Gift of the Hawk. His work has been widely anthologized. He lives in Pense, Saskatchewan.
      Marketing & Promotion
        General Details

        Randy Lundy is an up-and-coming Indigenous poet whose work will be competitive for national prizes. We'll be promoting his book to relevant poetry journals and creative writing departments in Canada and the U.S.

        Publicity and Advertising Plans 

        *Jacket endorsements: from top names in poetry (Jane Hirshfield, Patrick Lane, Don McKay, Linda Hogan, Simon J. Ortiz, Lorna Crozier) 
        *Direct marketing campaign to 1000+ literary journals and creative writing departments across the US and Canada
        *Publicity targets:  CBC Books, Indigenous media, literary journals, local dailies, poetry blogs   
        *Advertising: with poetry journals, academic societies, and more 
        *Event: launch at Congress, hosted by the Indigenous Literary Studies Association (ILSA) 

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
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      "What meditative power there is in Blackbird Song, what pure acts of attention and remembrance. Randy Lundy's poems bring forward the spirit of his Cree ancestry, and place our species humbly among the creatures of Earth--who are all observed with deep reverence and perceptive care.... We should be grateful to Randy Lundy for bringing his wise, wry, visionary, large-hearted meditations into language, and for demonstrating to his readers and himself the need for 'seeing with another kind of eye.'" - Don McKay, author of Strike/Slip

      “Lundy has entered the place where the masters reside. His poems join the shades that walk among them. There aren’t many people who get to that place and sometimes it can feel very lonely there, but the masters are saved by the brilliant and humble work they have done, their poems the crevices in our lives where the light shines through." – Patrick Lane, author of Washita

      "This is the book of poems I've been waiting for.... His poems burn us, feed us, and make us feel beloved even if we have been broken. Language, as he uses it, holds us and leads us to a place where we can mourn and pray and wonder." - Lorna Crozier, author of What the Soul Doesn't Want
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    A Digital Bundle Protecting and Promoting Indigenous Knowledge Online 1st edition Jennifer Wemigwans Canada, Jennifer Wemigwans
    9780889775510 Paperback SOCIAL SCIENCE / Indigenous Studies Publication Date: October 27, 2018
    $29.95 CAD 152.4 x 228.6 x 12.7 mm | 256 pages Carton Quantity: 36 Canadian Rights: Y University of Regina Press
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      Description
      An essential contribution to Internet activism and a must read for Indigenous educators, A Digital Bundle frames digital technology as an important tool for self-determination and idea sharing, ultimately contributing to Indigenous resurgence and nation building.

      By defining Indigenous Knowledge online in terms of “digital bundles,” Jennifer Wemigwans elevates both cultural protocol and cultural responsibilities, grounds online projects within Indigenous philosophical paradigms, and highlights new possibilities for both the Internet and Indigenous communities.


      Bio
      Jennifer Wemigwans is Anishnaabekwe (Ojibwe/ Potawatomi) from Wikwemikong First Nation and President of Invert Media. She is an assistant professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at University of Toronto.
      Marketing & Promotion
        General Details

        *A groundbreaking work that brings new considerations (how online culture can advance Indigenous knowledge) to digital media scholarship. 
        *The author runs her own digital media and consulting business and was recently hired as an assistant professor of higher (Indigenous) education at OISE in Toronto.

        Publicity and Advertising Plans

        *Publicity campaign targeted to academic and library publications (Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, ALA Choice), Indigenous media, and popular sci/tech publications and columns such as VICE and Wired. 

        *Review copies sent to appropriate scholarly journals in Indigenous studies and digital media/humanities. 

        *$5000 Ad campaign targeted to Chronicle of Higher Education and Library Journal. 

        *Direct marketing campaign to Indigenous (Native) Studies departments in the U.S. and Canada. 

        *Event promo: at NAISA (Native American and Indigenous Studies Association), ILSA (Indigenous Literary Studies Association), and education conferences the author may attend.


    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      "This must-read book based on extensive research, dialogue, and consultation with Indigenous Elders, leaders, artists, and academics helps to address the new risks, ethical questions, and challenges for how Indigenous Knowledge can be accessed, appropriately used, published, and transformed using multiple communication and digital forms. It offers the protocols, stories, advice, practices, and wisdom from Indigenous Knowledge holders to help address the challenges and questions about how Indigenous Knowledge can live now and in the future in its divergent forms with new forms of technology." - Marie Battiste, author of Decolonizing Education and founder of the Aboriginal Education Research Centre, University of Saskatchewan

      "[A] welcome intervention into discussions of the digital age, where the rich possibilities and ethical practices coming from Indigenous scholars and cultural activists such as Wemigwans are sorely needed. This important new book is a kind of guide for scholars, activists, media makers, and visionaries as to how we might collectively imagine Indigenous cultural futures with mindful use of digital technologies across the globe." - Faye Ginsburg, director of the Center for Media, Culture and History, New York University
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    Ältester Herman D.W. Friesen, A Mennonite Leader in Changing Times 1st edition Bruce L. Guenther Canada
    9780889775725 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional Publication Date: September 29, 2018
    $34.95 CAD 152.4 x 228.6 x 12.7 mm | 324 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Canadian Rights: Y University of Regina Press
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      Description
      Offering a unique window into the Old Colony Mennonite community in Saskatchewan, this biography of Herman D.W. Friesen reveals the life of a man who attempted to modernize his community, often in opposition to traditional religious beliefs.

      The story begins on the Hague-Osler Mennonite reserve in the 1910s and 20s. At this time the government was pressuring Mennonite communities to send their children to province-run schools. This set off a series of migrations, in which Mennonites left for Mexico, Central America, and other parts of Canada.

      During the watershed decade of the 1960s, Friesen was elected as a minister, and later as the Äeltester (Bishop). Despite growing up in an environment filled with intense governmental conflict and considerable suspicion towards “the English outsiders,” he did not try to organize another migration out of Saskatchewan. Instead, taking a unique approach to leadership, Friesen tried to navigate a gradual process of accommodation to the changes taking place in the province.

      Included in the book are Friesen’s sermons, translated from German, providing a unique glimpse into the Old Colony Mennonite theology that aided him in guiding the church in a strategy of gradual cultural accommodation.

      Bio
      Offering a unique window into the Old Colony Mennonite community in Saskatchewan, this biography of Herman D.W. Friesen reveals the life of a man who attempted to modernize his community, often in opposition to traditional religious beliefs.

      The story begins on the Hague-Osler Mennonite reserve in the 1910s and 20s. At this time the government was pressuring Mennonite communities to send their children to province-run schools. This set off a series of migrations, in which Mennonites left for Mexico, Central America, and other parts of Canada.

      During the watershed decade of the 1960s, Friesen was elected as a minister, and later as the Äeltester (Bishop). Despite growing up in an environment filled with intense governmental conflict and considerable suspicion towards “the English outsiders,” he did not try to organize another migration out of Saskatchewan. Instead, taking a unique approach to leadership, Friesen tried to navigate a gradual process of accommodation to the changes taking place in the province.

      Included in the book are Friesen’s sermons, translated from German, providing a unique glimpse into the Old Colony Mennonite theology that aided him in guiding the church in a strategy of gradual cultural accommodation.

      Marketing & Promotion
        General Details

        * A valuable glimpse into the workings of a Mennonite farming community struggling to preserve their values while negotiating compromise with the outside world.

        Publicity and Advertising Plans

        * Publicity campaign targeted to Library Journal, Publishers Weekly ALA Choice, Canada's History Magazine, and church history / Mennonite publications. 
        * Ad campaign with $5000 budget targeted to church history / Mennonite publications. 
        * Direct marketing campaign to Mennonite colleges and similar organizations.


    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      "A significant contribution [...]. One of the rare investigations of the Mennonite experience reaching into the 1960s." Hans Werner, author of The Constructed Mennonite

      "Bruce Guenther is eminently qualified to tell this story. He is one of Herman’s fifty-four grandchildren and a gifted writer. " Royden Loewen, author of Horse and Buggy Genius: Listening to Mennonites Contest the Modern World
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    The Homesteaders 1st edition Sandra Rollings-Magnusson Canada, Nadine Charabin Canada
    9780889775152 Paperback PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes Publication Date: October 06, 2018
    $39.95 CAD 292.1 x 215.9 x 12.7 mm | 192 pages Carton Quantity: 17 Canadian Rights: Y University of Regina Press
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      Description
      The Homesteaders covers the whole settler experience, beginning the year Canada was founded and the first sodbusters appeared in what is now Saskatchewan, right through the immigration boom years preceding the First World War. In their own words, settlers recount their lives from the moment they registered for their “home quarter” -- 160 acres of land given to them, so long as they could cultivate it. Homesteaders describe the formidable task of building the family home from sod or logs, the back-breaking labour of cropping and harvesting the fields, the patience needed when working with draught animals, and the misery of dealing with the pests which threatened their livelihood. Their reminiscences extend further as they discuss the type of food that was available, the medical practicesthey had to endure, and the educational experiences of their children in one-room schoolhouses, as well as their hobbies, the books that they read, the songs they sang, the pets that they owned, the games that they played, and the local dances, picnics, weddings, and chivarees that they attended during these early years.
      Bio

      Sandra Rollings-Magnusson is the author of Heavy Burdens on Small Shoulders: The Labour of Pioneer Children on the Canadian Prairies and is an Associate Professor with the Sociology Department at MacEwan University. She lives in Edmonton.

      Marketing & Promotion
        General details: 
        * Coffee-table book style! (But in paper, not hardcover)
        * Crisp, candid black & white photos of homesteaders and their day-to-day activities up the nostalgia factor.
        * Of interest to anyone who enjoys stories of settlers/homesteaders.
        * Same time period as Little House on the Prairie series.

        Publicity targets:  
        * Advertising in Prairies North and Canada's History Magazine
        * Publicity campaign targeting SK, AB, MB newspapers; CBC shows across the prairies; Canada's History Magazine and Prairies North.



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    Series: Voices from the Prairies
    Imagining Child Welfare in the Spirit of Reconciliation 1st edition Jeannine Carriere, Dorothy Badry Canada, Marlyn Bennett, Don Fuchs, Daniel Kikulwe, H. Monty Montgomery
    9780889775756 Paperback SOCIAL SCIENCE / Indigenous Studies Publication Date: November 17, 2018
    $39.95 CAD 152.4 x 228.6 x 12.7 mm | 348 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y University of Regina Press
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      Drawing on the expertise of Indigenous scholars and researchers, including voices from the front lines in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, this book examines child welfare practices in kinship care, FASD, homelessness, aging out of the system, and transitions for rural youth leaving care. Themes running throughout the book include renewing and decolonizing child welfare work, anti-oppressive practices, the historical legacy of the 60s Scoop, and the needs of marginalized and vulnerable children.
      Bio
      Dorothy Badry is an associate professor in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary.

      H. Monty Montgomery is an assistant professor with the University of Regina Faculty of Social Work in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

      Daniel Kikulwe is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Regina.

      Marlyn Bennett is a member of the Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation and an assistant professor in the Faculty of Social Work (Indigenous Knowledge Program) at the University of Manitoba.

      Don Fuchs is a professor in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba and a founding member of the Prairie Child Welfare Consortium.

      Marketing & Promotion
        General Details
        With a focus on addressing the TRC calls to action around children and child welfare, this book will draw more media attention than previous titles in the series. 

        Publicity and Advertising Plans 

        * Publicity targets: The Globe and Mail, Winnipeg Free Press, StarPhoenix, Macleans, CBC's The Current, progressive independent media (e.g. Rabble.ca, iPolitics, Briarpatch Magazine), Alberta media (CBC Calgary and Edmonton radio, Alberta Views, Vue), Indigenous media in Canada (Windspeaker, Eagle Feather News)
        * Reviews: relevant scholarly journals in Canada and the U.S. 
        * Event: Prairie Child Welfare Consortium Symposium 2018 



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    The Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan The First Hundred Years 1st edition David Mittelstadt Canada
    9780889775695 Hardcover LAW / Legal History Publication Date: September 29, 2018
    $59.95 CAD 177.8 x 254 x 12.7 mm | 608 pages Carton Quantity: 6 Canadian Rights: Y University of Regina Press
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      A history of Saskatchewan’s highest court as it reaches its centennial in 2018, The Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan places the court within the advancement of law in Canada, as well as within the specific context of Saskatchewan’s legal, political, and social development.

      Tying together legal analysis with a strong narrative of a crucial Saskatchewan institution, Mittelstadt includes a biography of every judge of the court, including the context of their appointments, discusses the court's internal workings and organization, and relates some of the touchstone legal decisions that influenced both the province and the nation.

      Bio
      David Mittelstadt is a historian and heritage consultant based in Calgary. His previous books include Foundations of Justice: Alberta’s Historic Courthouses and People, Principles, Progress: The Alberta Court of Appeal’s First Century.
      Marketing & Promotion
        General Details 
        * Covers one hundred years of history of Saskatchewan's highest court

        Publicity and Advertising Plans

        * This title will be promoted to Canadian journals of law and the judiciary as well as law/judicial societies across the country. Special attention will be paid to library wholesale publications and announcements will be sent to library listservs. 

        * Publicity: local (Regina Leader Post, StarPhoenix, CBC Regina, etc.) 



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