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    No Horses in the House! The Audacious Life of Artist Rosa Bonheur Mireille Messier Canada, Anna Bron Canada
    9781459833524 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography Age (years) from 6 - 8, Grade (CAN) from 1 - 3, Grade (US) from 1 - 3, Reading age from 6 - 8 Publication Date:March 14, 2023 Print Run:6000
    $21.95 CAD 8.75 x 10.75 x 0.25 in | 200 gr | 32 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Orca Book Publishers
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      Based on the incredible life of the pioneering, feminist and queer artist Rosa Bonheur, this charming story depicts Rosa's early years and her drive to fight for her dreams.

      Rosa Bonheur loved to draw animals. She was good at it too! Unfortunately, in nineteenth-century France, girls were not allowed to be artists. But Rosa didn't let that stop her. In this fictionalized account of her early life in Paris, Rosa studies art at home, bringing a menagerie of animals into the apartment to study up close. When she is kicked out of the horse market for sneaking in wearing boys clothing, Rosa must think creatively to challenge the rules in pursuit of her dream of becoming a world-class realist painter and artist.

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      Mireille Messier is a Montreal-born, Ottawa-raised and now Toronto-based award-winning children's writer with a background in broadcasting and theater. Mireille has published over thirty books, some in French, others in English, for children of all ages, including the nonfiction picture book Sergeant Billy: The True Story of the Goat Who Went to War. Her picture book The Branch was nominated for Shining Willow and Blue Spruce Awards and the Governor General's Literary Award. Before becoming an author, Mireille worked as a television and radio host, a scriptwriter, a book reviewer and a voice actress. Sometimes she still does those things. Mireille lives in Toronto with five cats, two birds and over one hundred goldfish (but no horses!).



      Anna Bron was born in Russia and immigrated to Canada when she was nine years old. She was lucky enough to have parents who nurtured and encouraged a career in art. She attended art school in her teens, and then went on to study traditional hand-drawn animation at Sheridan College. Not long after graduating she became a freelance illustrator and animator, working on a broad range of projects, from illustrating children’s books and magazines to animating, designing and directing commercials and short films. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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    Pas de chevaux dans la maison! La vie audacieuse de l’artiste Rosa Bonheur Mireille Messier Canada, Anna Bron Canada
    9781459836006 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography Age (years) from 6 - 8, Grade (CAN) from 1 - 3, Grade (US) from 1 - 3, Reading age from 6 - 8 Publication Date:March 14, 2023 Print Run:4000
    $21.95 CAD 8.75 x 10.75 x 0.25 in | 200 gr | 32 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Orca Book Publishers
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      Cette histoire inspirante, qui raconte la vie incroyable de l’artiste pionnière, féministe et queer Rosa Bonheur, dépeint les premières années de Rosa et son acharnement à réaliser ses rêves.

      Rosa Bonheur adorait dessiner des animaux. Et elle y excellait ! Mais dans la France du XIXe siècle, les filles n’avaient pas le droit d’être artistes. Mais Rosa n’allait pas laisser cela l’arrêter. Dans cette belle mise en récit des débuts de Rosa à Paris, les jeunes lecteurs découvrent l’artiste qui étudie le dessin dans la maison paternelle en s’aidant d’une ménagerie d’animaux qu’elle observe de près. Lorsqu’un jour Rosa est chassée du marché des chevaux pour avoir porté des vêtements masculins, elle doit faire preuve de créativité pour contourner les règles et poursuivre son rêve de devenir une peintre réaliste de classe mondiale.

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      Mireille Messier est une autrice jeunesse née à Montréal, qui a grandi à Ottawa et qui habite maintenant à Toronto. Elle a travaillé dans les domaines de la radiodiffusion et du théâtre. Mireille a publié plus de trente livres en français ou en anglais destinés aux enfants de tous les âges, dont l’album Sergent Billy: La vraie histoire du chevreau devenu soldat. Son album Ma branche préférée a été mis en nomination pour les prix Shining Willow, Blue Spruce et pour les Prix littéraires du Gouverneur général du Canada. Avant de devenir autrice, Mireille a été animatrice à la télévision et à la radio, scénariste, critique littéraire — des domaines dans lesquels elle œuvre toujours de temps à autre. Mireille vit à Toronto avec cinq chats, deux oiseaux et plus d’une centaine de poissons rouges (mais pas de chevaux !).



      Anna Bron est née en Russie et a immigré au Canada à l’âge de neuf ans. Elle a eu la chance d’avoir des parents qui l’ont encouragée à faire carrière dans les arts. Adolescente, elle fréquente une école des beaux-arts, puis étudie le cinéma d’animation traditionnel au collège Sheridan. Peu après l’obtention de son diplôme, elle devient illustratrice et animatrice, travaillant sur un large éventail de projets allant de l’illustration de livres et de magazines jeunesse à la conception et réalisation de publicités et de courts métrages. Elle vit à Vancouver, en Colombie-Britannique.

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    Branded 2nd edition Eric Walters Canada
    9781459834606 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from 4 - 7, Reading age from 9 - 12 Publication Date:February 14, 2023 Print Run:4000
    $10.95 CAD 5 x 7.5 x 0.25 in | 200 gr | 128 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Orca Book Publishers
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      The principal announces that the school is implementing uniforms, and Ian finds himself caught in a conflict.

      Julia, the student body president and Ian's friend, wants Ian to devise a plan to fight the decision, but the principal is determined to convince Ian the uniforms are a good idea. Ian doesn't see the problem with uniforms and wants nothing to do with the issue, but while doing research for a social-justice class, Ian learns that the manufacturer of the uniforms is on the top-ten list in the industry for human-rights violations. When he tells the principal their clothing is being made in sweatshops using child labor, all he gets is a reminder that the penalty for refusing to wear the uniforms is expulsion. Ian finds himself caught in a whole new conflict—one with himself.

      Bio

      Eric Walters is a Member of the Order of Canada and the author of over 125 books that have collectively won more than 100 awards including the Governor General’s Literary Award for The King of Jam Sandwiches. A former teacher, Eric began writing as a way to get his fifth-grade students interested in reading and writing. Eric is a tireless presenter, speaking to over 100,000 students per year in schools across the country. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.

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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Silver Birch Award nominee 2011, Short-listed
      CCBC Best Books starred selection 2011, Commended
      Reviews
      "Fast-paced and packed with thought-provoking questions as well as humour…The use of social media in organizing events and expressing opinions, as well as their shortcomings, could provoke interesting discussions on etiquette and the Internet…An inspiring and empowering read for youth living in the information age. Highly Recommended."
      "The plot…moves quickly, making for a quick read. A good choice for libraries looking to add to their hi/lo collections."
      "Walters uses Branded to raise awareness of a terrible social issue. Sweatshops are the subject of news broadcasts and articles, but until the products of these companies touch us directly, we tend to turn a blind eye. Teens will be interested in watching Ian as he struggles to make sense of opposing views on the subject and how adults often preach one thing and then practice another."
      "A thought-provoking story with engaging characters and a well-paced plot. Many readers will enjoy Branded simply as a good read but this novel would also suit a literature circle or discussion group."
      "Walters explores an interesting topic."
      "A great lesson about standing up for what you believe."
      "A good addition to the hi/lo collection, this fast paced story raises social issues that relate to school and international social issues...Humor contributes to an enjoyable read and use as a possible book discussion with groups."
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    9781459833791 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from 4 - 7, Reading age from 9 - 12 Publication Date:February 14, 2023 Print Run:8000
    $12.95 CAD 5 x 7.5 x 0.25 in | 200 gr | 240 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Orca Book Publishers
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      Is a magical Carey Price bobblehead the key to Elliot's success on the ice?

      Eleven-year-old Elliot loves hockey and finally convinces his parents to sign him up. There’s just one problem: he can barely skate. But he is determined. He practices every chance he gets and even takes extra lessons. He is still miles behind the rest of his teammates in terms of skills and speed, though. So when the goalie gets injured, Elliot surprises everyone by offering to take his place. He figures his “jelly-legs” won’t be quite so obvious in net. He is wrong. The first game is a complete disaster. In desperation, Elliot begs his Carey Price bobblehead for a win. Both thrilled and surprised when his wish is granted, Elliot makes more wishes. His team keeps winning. But is the magic real? And what will happen if his teammates discover the secret to Elliot’s success?

      With twenty-five hockey-card-style illustrations scattered throughout, this is a heartfelt story of friendship, hockey and the importance of believing in yourself.

      Bio

      Yolanda Ridge is the author of the middle-grade novel Inside Hudson Pickle and the juvenile nonfiction title CRISPR: A Powerful Way to Change DNA, both of which were Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selections. She has also written two environment-themed novels for Orca Young Readers line, Trouble in the Trees and Road Block. She has a master of science degree and is adept at making complex concepts understandable—a skill she uses in her writing, teaching and author visits. She lives in Rossland, British Columbia.



      Sydney Barnes is an illustrator and graphic designer with a life-long passion for books. She holds a master of publishing degree from Simon Fraser University and runs a design business called SJBarnes Design. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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    I Hope Monique Gray Smith Canada, Gabrielle Grimard Canada
    9781459825932 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 3 - 5, Grade (CAN) from P - K, Grade (US) from P - K, Reading age from 3 - 5 Publication Date:September 13, 2022 Print Run:15000
    $21.95 CAD 9 x 9 x 0.31 in | 380 gr | 32 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Orca Book Publishers
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      Poignant words from award-winning Indigenous author Monique Gray Smith about all the hopes adults have for the young people in their lives.

      The hopes we have for the children in our lives are endless. We want our young people to thrive and experience all that life has to offer, but we also feel protective of them. Using simple but powerful statements, Monique Gray Smith delivers a touching message about loving, nurturing and wishing the best for our children. Paired with Gabrielle Grimard's warm and enchanting illustrations, the message in I Hope will resonate with all parents, grandparents and caregivers.


      Praise for Monique Gray Smith:

      ★“Joyful and tender...celebrates the activities that bring gladness through family and cultural connections.”—School Library Journal, starred review for My Heart Fills With Happiness

      “Smith's text is heartwarming!”—Debbie Reese, American Indians in Children's Literature for You Hold Me Up

      “Gentle…Notably centering Indigenous families and characters of color in personal and communal activities—and encouraging readers to evaluate their actions toward others.”—Publisher's Weekly for When We Are Kind

      ★“Smith tackles difficult and complex conversations with straightforwardness and compassion.”—School Library Journal, starred review for Speaking Our Truth

      Bio

      Monique Gray Smith is an award-winning, bestselling author and public speaker. Her books cover a broad spectrum of ages, topics and emotions. Woven into all of Monique’s writing and her speaking engagements is the teaching that Love is Medicine. Her books include Speaking our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation, My Heart Fills With Happiness, You Hold Me Up, Lucy and Lola, Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience, Tilly and the Crazy Eights, When We Are Kind and I Hope. She has also created the young adult adaptation of Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Monique is Cree and Scottish. She lives with her family on the Traditional Territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən and WSÁNEĆ Peoples.



      Gabrielle Grimard has been drawing since she was young. Her passion for drawing and painting led her to pursue studies in fine arts and arts education at Concordia University. After she had her first child, she began her career as an illustrator. She is the illustrator of The Library Bus, which is a Governor General’s Literary Award finalist, and Stolen Words, which was a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year, a Kirkus Best Picture Book of the Year, and the winner of the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award. She lives in Waterville, Quebec, with her family.

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        Marketing and Promotional Plans

        • Print and online advertising campaigns
        • Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences
        • Extensive ARC distribution, including NetGalley
        • Blog and social media promotion
        • Outreach in Orca newsletters
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “Comforting, encouraging sentiments that adult readers and their little ones will appreciate.”
      “Grimard’s artwork along with Gray Smith’s messages of hope create a synergy and context…Together they successfully teach intangible moments.”
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    I Hope / nipakosêyimon Dual language (English & Plains Cree) Monique Gray Smith Canada, Gabrielle Grimard Canada, Dolores Greyeyes Sand Canada
    9781459833258 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 3 - 5, Grade (CAN) from P - K, Grade (US) from P - K, Reading age from 3 - 5 Publication Date:September 13, 2022 Print Run:5000
    $21.95 CAD 9 x 9 x 0.31 in | 380 gr | 32 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Orca Book Publishers
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      Poignant words from award-winning Indigenous author Monique Gray Smith about all the hopes adults have for the young people in their lives.

      The hopes we have for the children in our lives are endless. We want our young people to thrive and experience all that life has to offer, but we also feel protective of them. Using simple but powerful statements, Monique Gray Smith delivers a touching message about loving, nurturing and wishing the best for our children. Paired with Gabrielle Grimard's warm and enchanting illustrations, the message in I Hope will resonate with all parents, grandparents and caregivers.

      Orca Book Publishers is proud to offer this picture book as a dual-language (English and Plains Cree) edition.


      Praise for Monique Gray Smith:

      ★“Joyful and tender...celebrates the activities that bring gladness through family and cultural connections.”—School Library Journal, starred review for My Heart Fills With Happiness

      “Smith's text is heartwarming!”—Debbie Reese, American Indians in Children's Literature for You Hold Me Up

      “Gentle…Notably centering Indigenous families and characters of color in personal and communal activities—and encouraging readers to evaluate their actions toward others.”—Publisher's Weekly for When We Are Kind

      ★“Smith tackles difficult and complex conversations with straightforwardness and compassion.”—School Library Journal, starred review for Speaking Our Truth

      Bio

      Monique Gray Smith is an award-winning, bestselling author and public speaker. Her books cover a broad spectrum of ages, topics and emotions. Woven into all of Monique’s writing and her speaking engagements is the teaching that Love is Medicine. Her books include Speaking our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation, My Heart Fills With Happiness, You Hold Me Up, Lucy and Lola, Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience, Tilly and the Crazy Eights, When We Are Kind and I Hope. She has also created the young adult adaptation of Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Monique is Cree and Scottish. She lives with her family on the Traditional Territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən and WSÁNEĆ Peoples.



      Gabrielle Grimard has been drawing since she was young. Her passion for drawing and painting led her to pursue studies in fine arts and arts education at Concordia University. After she had her first child, she began her career as an illustrator. She is the illustrator of The Library Bus, which is a Governor General’s Literary Award finalist, and Stolen Words, which was a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year, a Kirkus Best Picture Book of the Year, and the winner of the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award. She lives in Waterville, Quebec, with her family.



      As a first-language speaker of Plains Cree (nêhiyawêwin), translator Dolores Greyeyes Sand has devoted her career to teaching and promoting Cree language and cultural literacy at every opportunity, proudly following the path laid by her late mother, Dr Freda Ahenakew CM, SOM.

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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “Comforting, encouraging sentiments that adult readers and their little ones will appreciate.”
      “Grimard’s artwork along with Gray Smith’s messages of hope create a synergy and context…Together they successfully teach intangible moments.”
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    J’espère Monique Gray Smith Canada, Gabrielle Grimard Canada, Rachel Martinez Canada
    9781459831933 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 3 - 5, Grade (CAN) from P - K, Grade (US) from P - K, Reading age from 3 - 5 Publication Date:September 13, 2022 Print Run:5000
    $21.95 CAD 9 x 9 x 0.31 in | 380 gr | 32 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Orca Book Publishers
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      Message émouvant de l’autrice autochtone primée Monique Gray Smith au sujet de tous les espoirs que les adultes nourrissent pour les enfants de leur vie.

      Nous nourrissons pour nos jeunes des espoirs immenses. Nous voulons qu’ils et elles s’épanouissent et puissent profiter de toutes les expériences que la vie leur offre, mais nous tenons aussi à les protéger. Dans des mots simples, mais évocateurs, Monique Gray Smith nous communique un message touchant sur l’importance d’aimer nos enfants, d’en prendre soin et de faire ce qu’il y a de mieux pour les soutenir. Illuminé par les illustrations chaleureuses de Gabrielle Grimard, le texte de J’espère trouvera un écho chez les parents, les grands-parents et toutes les personnes qui s’occupent des jeunes.

      Bio

      Monique Gray Smith is an award-winning, bestselling author and public speaker. Her books cover a broad spectrum of ages, topics and emotions. Woven into all of Monique’s writing and her speaking engagements is the teaching that Love is Medicine. Her books include Speaking our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation, My Heart Fills With Happiness, You Hold Me Up, Lucy and Lola, Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience, Tilly and the Crazy Eights, When We Are Kind and I Hope. She has also created the young adult adaptation of Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Monique is Cree and Scottish. She lives with her family on the Traditional Territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən and WSÁNEĆ Peoples.



      Gabrielle Grimard dessine depuis qu’elle est petite. Sa passion pour le dessin et la peinture l’a menée à poursuivre ses études en beaux-arts à l’Université Concordia et en enseignement des arts à l’Université du Québec à Montréal. Elle entreprend une carrière en illustration jeunesse après la naissance de son premier enfant. Elle a notamment réalisé les illustrations de The Library Bus, qui lui ont valu d’être finaliste à un Prix littéraire du Gouverneur général, ainsi que de Stolen Words, ouvrage qui a reçu plusieurs distinctions : un des meilleurs albums de l’année selon Bank Street College et Kirkus, et le prix Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz de littérature jeunesse, catégorie album. Gabrielle vit à Waterville, au Québec, avec sa famille.



      Depuis une vingtaine d’années, Rachel Martinez a publié plus de quatre-vingts traductions dans des domaines variés pour des éditeurs francophones réputés : roman, arts visuels, récit, biographie, essai et littérature jeunesse. Elle a fait partie du conseil consultatif du Centre international de traduction littéraire de Banff de 2017 jusqu’à sa dissolution en 2019, et a siégé plusieurs années au conseil d’administration de l’Association des traducteurs et traductrices littéraires du Canada. Une mention sur la Liste d’honneur 2014 de l’International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) et le Prix des libraires du Québec 2017 (catégorie 12-17 ans, hors Québec) figurent parmi les marques de reconnaissance qu’elle a reçues. Elle a remporté en 2005 le prix du Gouverneur général du Canada en traduction française pour Glenn Gould, une vie de Kevin Bazzana et a été finaliste en 2013 et 2015.

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    Series: Orca Echoes
    Jordan and Max, Field Trip! Suzanne Sutherland Canada, Michelle Simpson Canada
    9781459831995 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 6 - 8, Grade (CAN) from 1 - 3, Grade (US) from 1 - 3, Reading age from 6 - 8 Publication Date:September 13, 2022 Print Run:5000
    $7.95 CAD 5.25 x 7.63 x 0.31 in | 120 gr | 96 pages Carton Quantity:100 Canadian Rights: Y Orca Book Publishers
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      It’s everyone’s favorite day of winter semester: the class field trip to the museum!

      Jordan is excited to see the mummies and Max can’t wait for his first trip to the big city without his big sisters watching over him. But when Jordan gets distracted by an extraordinary costume display and Max flies off to the depths of the Bat Cave, the group carries on to lunch without them. Before the two friends know it, their class has left the museum and they’re all alone downtown!

      Jordan knows they should find their classmates, but it’s hard to do the responsible thing when there is so much to do in the city. With Max at his side, the pair run wild: dancing alongside street musicians and tasting food from every single vendor they can find. Just when they think the day couldn’t get any more interesting, Jordan and Max find themselves in a strange neighborhood after dark where an even stranger ceremony is getting underway…a winter solstice celebration!

      This is the second book from Suzanne Sutherland featuring Jordan and Max, following Jordan and Max: Showtime!

      Bio

      Suzanne Sutherland is an author and editor of books for young people who is passionate about inclusive and engaging storytelling. Her debut novel, When We Were Good, was selected for ALA’s Rainbow Book List and Under the Dusty Moon was a Toronto Public Library Top Ten Recommended Read for Teens. Suzanne lives in Toronto.



      Michelle Simpson grew up in the woods of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and still resides there today. She is a full-time freelance illustrator, focusing mainly on children's publications, and holds a BAA in illustration from Sheridan College. Michelle has worked as a concept artist at KeyFrame Animation for kids cartoons such as Ollie: The Boy Who Became What He Ate (Season 2) and Tee and Mo (Season 1). She is the author of Night Festival: A Silent Picture Book and Monsters In My House, which was shortlisted for Canada's Self-Publishing Awards in 2014. Michelle has also illustrated Hanukkah Harvie vs. Santa Claus by David Michael Slater and Back Home by Shaista Kaba Fatehali. Michelle draws her inspiration for her artwork from nature, animals and folklore.

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        Marketing and Promotional Plans

        • Print and online advertising campaigns
        • Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences
        • Extensive ARC distribution, including NetGalley
        • Blog and social media promotion
        • Outreach in Orca newsletters
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “Takes a gentle approach to the topics of gender identity, friendship, and acceptance.”
      “Jordan and Max demonstrate endearing levels of empathy and generosity toward the people they encounter...A chapter book with strengths in terms of diversity and social emotional learning.”
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    Union Sara Cassidy Canada
    9781459834477 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 12, Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 8 - 12, Reading age from 12 Publication Date:September 13, 2022 Print Run:8000
    $12.95 CAD 5 x 7 x 0.31 in | 100 gr | 96 pages Carton Quantity:100 Canadian Rights: Y Orca Book Publishers
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      Tuck navigates new love, past trauma and standing up for what's right in this novel in verse.

      Grace has caught my eye
      I stare and stare
      at this girl I’ve missed
      since we were five

      Abuse at the hands of his mother's boyfriend has left fifteen-year-old Tuck broken and untrusting. But then he falls hard for his childhood friend Grace and starts to imagine a life where he is happy. At the fast-food restaurant where he works, Tuck is asked to explore starting up a union. His new sense of purpose, combined with his growing love for Grace, helps Tuck come to terms with his pain and find the strength to begin the healing process.

      Bio

      Sara Cassidy is a writer and editor. Her children’s books have been shortlisted for many awards, including the Governor General's Literary Award, the Bolen Books Children's Book Prize, the Silver Birch Express Award, the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award, the Rocky Mountain Book Award and the Chocolate Lily Award. Most recently, she won the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize for her chapter book Genius Jolene. Sara also writes nonfiction and poetry for adults. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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        Marketing and Promotional Plans

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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “This brief verse novel packs a punch: The poems are concise yet robust and convey a change in tone from sobering and intense to hopeful...Moving and accessible.”
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    Vive le poulet! Mahtab Narsimhan Canada, Rachel Martinez Canada
    9781459833227 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Family Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from 4 - 7, Reading age from 9 - 12 Publication Date:August 16, 2022 Print Run:4000
    $10.95 CAD 5 x 7.5 x 0.38 in | 160 gr | 144 pages Carton Quantity:76 Canadian Rights: Y Orca Book Publishers
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      Shivani a quitté Mumbai il y a quelques mois à peine…

      Mais elle ne se sent plus vraiment comme une étrangère. Elle aime sa nouvelle école et elle a enfin une amie. Par contre, quand sa mère se propose pour cuisiner pour la fête-bénéfice annuelle de l’école, Shivani est sûre qu’elle deviendra la risée de tout le monde. Qu’est-ce qui arrivera si sa mère décide de préparer un de ses « plats qui puent » ? Shivani adore la cuisine indienne, mais pas question d’en manger devant ses amis.

      Dès son entrée dans le gymnase le jour de la fête de l’école, Shivani sait que ses pires craintes sont devenues réalité : l’odeur caractéristique des épices indiennes flotte dans l’air. Mais ensuite, elle voit que des dizaines de personnes font la file devant le stand de sa mère. C’est le plus populaire !

      Bio

      Lauréate de plusieurs prix, l’autrice Mahtab Narsimhan a écrit de nombreux ouvrages pour les jeunes lecteurs anglophones, notamment Mission Mumbai, The Tiffin et The Third Eye, qui a remporté le prix Silver Birch. Mahtab a été autrice en résidence au Conseil scolaire du district de Toronto en 2015 et 2016. Née à Mumbai en Inde, elle a immigré au Canada en 1997 et vit à Vancouver, Colombie britannique.



      Depuis une vingtaine d’années, Rachel Martinez a publié plus de quatre-vingts traductions dans des domaines variés pour des éditeurs francophones réputés : roman, arts visuels, récit, biographie, essai et littérature jeunesse. Elle a fait partie du conseil consultatif du Centre international de traduction littéraire de Banff de 2017 jusqu’à sa dissolution en 2019, et a siégé plusieurs années au conseil d’administration de l’Association des traducteurs et traductrices littéraires du Canada. Une mention sur la Liste d’honneur 2014 de l’International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) et le Prix des libraires du Québec 2017 (catégorie 12-17 ans, hors Québec) figurent parmi les marques de reconnaissance qu’elle a reçues. Elle a remporté en 2005 le prix du Gouverneur général du Canada en traduction française pour Glenn Gould, une vie de Kevin Bazzana et a été finaliste en 2013 et 2015.

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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2019, Commended
      Chocolate Lily Book Awards 2021, Short-listed
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