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    Water Love Natalie Hodgson Canada, Rajean Willis Canada, Sahle Robinson Canada
    9781486936694 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Diversity & Multicultural On Sale Date:October 01, 2022
    $21.95 CAD 9.25 x 8.75 x 0.5 in | 0.28 kg | 32 pages Carton Quantity:30 Plumleaf Press Inc.
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      Water Love, a beautifully illustrated spoken word picture book, tells the story of Kaya, a young Black girl as she navigates her lifelong love of water amid the disapproval of her friends and despite her mother’s deep-seated fear of the water. Combatting stereotypes, Kaya joins an all-Black surfing program; in this program, as she begins to understand the larger struggles of the Black experience, she learns to love her “real” self and finds joy in expressing herself through her passion for surfing. Water Love was inspired by the North Preston Surf Program in Nova Scotia, an organization that works to encourage a stronger representation of Black people in water sports.
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      Natalie Hodgson is an Indigenous Black Nova Scotian mother, partner, author, counsellor, educator, and Impact of Race and Culture Assessor. She has a passion for literacy and its value in children’s growth and well-being. Hodgson believes that children need to see themselves reflected in the books they read.

      Rajean Willis is a proud Indigenous Black Nova Scotian woman, partner, mother, social work clinician, scholar, and educator. Willis cares deeply about developing and promoting culturally specific opportunities for Black children and youth and values the need for cultural representation.

      Sahle Robinson is a children’s book illustrator and series director, senior storyboard artist, and character concept designer for television animation. Based in Toronto, Robinson, his wife, and his children also contribute to various community art-related projects.
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        • Book promoted on Plumleaf Instagram regularly (@plumleafbooks and @plumleafpress)
        • This book was inspired by the North Preston Surf Program, whose efforts help address and remedy the lack of representation of Black people in water sports.

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    Twelve in a Race Catherine Little Canada, Sae Kimura Canada
    9781486936687 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations On Sale Date:March 30, 2022
    $21.95 CAD 8.75 x 8.75 x 0.5 in | 0.28 kg | 36 pages Carton Quantity:30 Canadian Rights: Y Plumleaf Press Inc.
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      TWELVE IN A RACE is a read-aloud rhyming book. It retells the origin story of the Chinese zodiac, and in the telling reveals the characteristics of each of the 12 animals — from “persuasive and smart” Rat to “persistent and calm” Sheep to “loyal and diligent” Dog, children will find an animal to root for in this very old tale.
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      CATHERINE LITTLE is an educator, consultant, and writer with a love of children’s books. She wrote Twelve in a Race as a way to introduce her son to another zodiac story in his Chinese heritage.

      SAE KIMURA is an artist and illustrator originally from Odawara, Japan, now working and exhibiting her art in Toronto and elsewhere. Her artwork can be found in many galleries and private collections.
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    A Field Guide to the Heart Poems of Love, Comfort & Hope Georgia Heard, Rebecca Kai Dotlich
    9781486936564 Paperback POETRY / Women Authors On Sale Date:October 01, 2021
    $22.00 CAD 6.5 x 8.5 in | 96 pages Carton Quantity:40 Plumleaf Press Inc.
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      Two poets — two friends — reached out to each other to create this book, writing and sharing poems virtually and apart. Inspired by the tragic events of 2020, Georgia Heard and Rebecca Kai Dotlich began to express their shared feelings of loss and longing through poetry as a means of inspiring hope, comfort, and healing.

      The poems in A Field Guide to the Heart take the reader from sadness and loss through healing to hope and love, and invite personal reflections and journaling along the way.

      The book is unique in that it is both a poetry book and a journal, with space for readers to express themselves in any way that they wish.
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      GEORGIA HEARD is the author of 18 books, including The Woman in this Poem: Women’s Voices in Poetry (Plumleaf Press). Her poems have been published in numerous anthologies, magazines, and journals. She travels the world giving workshops and keynotes on writing poetry. Georgia has been a poet since childhood, and believes in the power of poetry to help restore our sense of well-being and find balance in our lives.

      REBECCA KAI DOTLICH is a word collector, poet, and picture book author. Her poetry has appeared in anthologies, periodicals, and magazines, and she has authored dozens of children’s books, including the inspirational The Knowing Book, which encourages young readers to embrace adventure and curiosity. Rebecca gives poetry workshops to writers, teachers, and students across the country.
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        • Book promoted on Plumleaf Instagram regularly (@plumleafbooks and @plumleafpress).
        • Both authors are active on social media: Georgia Heard has over 11k followers on Twitter (@GeorgiaHeard1) and Rebecca Kai Dotlich has over 2k followers on Twitter (@Rebeccakai).

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    Lady Susan Jane Austen
    9781486936212 Paperback FICTION / Classics On Sale Date:October 01, 2021
    $15.00 CAD 5.5 x 7.5 x 0.64 in | 120 pages Carton Quantity:50 Plumleaf Press
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      Lady Susan, Jane Austen’s first novel, is unique in its epistolary format, welcoming the reader directly into the consciousness of Austen’s characters as they express their thoughts, feelings, and observations through letters. With an introduction written by Natalie Jenner, author of the international bestseller The Jane Austen Society, who describes Lady Susan as “one of the most duplicitous and manipulative characters” of all that Austen ever created, this classic literary novel continues to be enjoyed by Jane Austen enthusiasts.
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      JANE AUSTEN (1775–1817), a noted English novelist, was the seventh of eight children born to a minister and his wife in a small village in Hampshire, England. She was very close to her sister, Cassandra, the only other daughter in the family. Her first published novel was Sense and Sensibility, followed by Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, and Emma. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were published after her death, as was Lady Susan. Her novels vividly and wittily portrayed life among the middle and upper classes in 19th century England. All her novels were published anonymously. That she was a writer was known initially only by a few in her immediate family; soon, however, her brother Henry spread the word of her writing, and even though Austen had wished to remain anonymous, she did enjoy the public acknowledgement. Jane Austen’s work has had universal and enduring appeal, and her books, particularly Pride and Prejudice, are still very popular.
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    The Grey Woman Elizabeth Gaskell
    9781486936229 Paperback FICTION / Classics On Sale Date:October 01, 2021
    $15.00 CAD 5.5 x 7.5 x 0.25 in | 88 pages Carton Quantity:60 Plumleaf Press Inc.
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      Written in the Gothic tradition, The Grey Woman tells a powerful story of deception and distrust. This complex tale is told in an epistolary format from the perspective of the protagonist, Anna Scherer. Similar to other Gaskell works, a recurring theme is the oppression of women through marriage, specifically the lack of power and rights that women have within a marriage. This book is considered ahead of its time for its progressive feminist views and strong female protagonist. It is sometimes compared to Charles Perrault’s Bluebeard.
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      ELIZABETH GASKELL (1810–1865) is a highly regarded Victorian novelist. Her father was a minister; her mother died when she was an infant, and she was raised by an aunt, to whom she was very close. At the age of 22, she married William Gaskell, a minister, and lived in Manchester. She had a very busy life as a wife and mother; as well, she was active in charity and social justice work. Much of Gaskell’s writing espoused social causes, such as Mary Barton, a story of a working-class family in late 1830s Manchester. Her most popular novel is Cranford, a story of the day-to-day life of inhabitants of a small village. Charlotte Brontë was a close friend of Gaskell, and Gaskell’s 1857 biography The Life of Charlotte Brontë was much admired. Gaskell’s final book, Wives and Daughters, unfinished upon her sudden death, is considered by some to be her finest work. Her writing fell out of favour in the early twentieth century but is enjoying renewed respect among academics and lovers of good books.
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    9781486936571 Paperback FICTION / Classics On Sale Date:October 01, 2021
    $18.00 CAD 6.5 x 8.5 x 2 in | 472 pages Carton Quantity:16 Plumleaf Press Inc.
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      Anne Brontë’s second and final novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, is an epistolary novel that tells the story through letters and a diary. It explores the challenges faced by an independent woman as she struggles for freedom from a repressive and abusive marriage and encounters suspicion and gossip from the community she has fled. The novel was first published under a pseudonym and scandalized Victorian society.

      With an introduction by Finola Austin, author of the bestselling novel Brontë’s Mistress.
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      ANNE BRONTË (1820–1849), pseudonym Acton Bell, was an English poet and novelist, the youngest daughter of the Reverend Patrick and Maria Brontë and younger sister of Charlotte and Emily. Because of family finances, Anne worked as a governess for several years and was a keen observer of the life of those with wealth and privilege, as well as what she saw as the lack of morality they espoused.

      Anne wrote two novels: Agnes Grey (1847) and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1847). Brontë’s mission in her writing, as she said in the preface to the second edition of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, was “to tell the truth, for truth always conveys its own moral to those who are able to receive it … I would rather whisper a few wholesome truths therein than much soft nonsense.”

      Anne never married and died at the age of 29 from tuberculosis.
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    The Food Doula Cookbook A Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy and a Nourished New Mom 1st edition Lindsay Taylor Canada
    9781894915984 Hardcover HEALTH & FITNESS / Pregnancy & Childbirth On Sale Date:April 03, 2021
    $35.00 CAD 8 x 10 x 0.68 in | 999 gr | 232 pages Carton Quantity:10 Canadian Rights: Y Plumleaf Press
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      The Food Doula Cookbook eliminates the guesswork of what to eat during pregnancy, empowering expectant moms to be nourished, energized, and confident — from preconception through the three trimesters to postpartum.

      Author Lindsay Taylor’s positive attitude of no rules and no guilt, balanced with her focus on nutritious real-food choices, permeates the book. In addition to 90 plus easy-to-follow recipes for delicious, nourishing meals best suited for each trimester and postpartum recovery, Lindsay also offers helpful advice on how to build a prenatal pantry, make the best food choices, and engage in effective meal planning and prepping, leaving the expectant mom time to relax and enjoy her pregnancy.
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      LINDSAY TAYLOR loves food, and promotes real-food nutrition for health and wellness. She believes strongly that eating healthy can be fun, easy, enjoyable, and rewarding for everyone. As a mom, certified culinary nutrition expert, and doula with a background in public health and academic research, Lindsay understands the impact of pregnancy and motherhood on women’s lives. She knows the importance of eating wholesome, nourishing food to optimize the well-being of both moms and their babies — hence this book. Lindsay delights in sharing what she knows about how to cope with the ups and downs of pregnancy and new-mom life, and the benefits of real-food choices. She creates easy-to-follow recipes for cooking up nutritious meals, and includes practical tips and tricks to enhance the prepping and cooking experience. For Lindsay, writing The Food Doula Cookbook has been a commitment — and a labour of love.
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        • Endorsed by various midwives, doulas, and influencers.
        • Author Lindsay Taylor (@the.food.doula ) is very active on Instagram promoting the book and providing great pregnancy and postpartum tips and recipes. She has a growing following (13.5K + followers).
        • Collaborations with Parent's Canada, Birth Boss The Doula Experience, and more
        • Featured in GQ article: 34 of the Best Mother's Day Gifts Amazon Has to Offer.
        • Featured on various websites, podcasts, magazine articles, and blogs.
        • Book promoted on Plumleaf Instagram regularly (@plumleafbooks and @plumleafpress ).
        • Amazon.ca best seller (Pregnancy and Childbirth and Women's Health).
        • Amazon.ca most wished for (Pregnancy and Childbirth and Women's Health).
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      “I was initially drawn to The Food Doula Cookbook for the recipes, but Lindsay’s comforting words and sage advice stayed with me long after I was hungry. Following the birth of my second child, I was often so exhausted and sleep-deprived that opening the first bag of chips in sight seemed like a good idea. Wrong! That’s when I took Lindsay’s words to heart and started eating nourishing food. The recipes are beautifully laid out and organized, making it easy for my husband and I to plan meals and snacks that helped me keep my health and well-being a priority. I will continue to revisit this cookbook long after my babies are grown.”
      — Evanka Osmak, Sports anchor, SPORTSNET, and Co-host, Moms in the Middle Podcast

      The Food Doula Cookbook should be required reading (and cooking) for all mothers-to-be. It is, hands down, the best pre- and post-natal culinary nutrition-infused cookbook out there. The evidence-based insights, nutrition guidance, menu inspiration, and nutrient-dense, easy-to-make, delicious and beautiful recipes make it an incredible guide for optimal nourishment for expectant mothers. And I have no doubt the recipes will become family staples and favourites long after baby arrives. The Food Doula Cookbook is now my go-to recommendation for all expectant moms.”
      — Meghan Telpner, Bestselling author, The UnDiet Cookbook, and Founder of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition
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    Light in the Forest Holly Carr Canada, Holly Carr Canada
    9781770589957 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 1 - 8 On Sale Date:May 01, 2020
    $24.95 CAD 10 x 9 x 0.5 in | 490 gr | 48 pages Carton Quantity:30 Canadian Rights: Y Plumleaf Press Inc.
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      The idea for Light in the Forest grew from author and artist Holly Carr’s wish to ease her then 5-year-old son’s anxieties.

      The book was inspired by Carr’s own experiences as the parent of a child afraid of the dark. In Light in the Forest, Carr uses her dramatic silk paintings to help children confront their fears and find a way through the dark into the light. Carr shows children that they can sometimes create their own fears out of nothing and teaches them the mantra “Do not be afraid. I am not afraid.”
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      HOLLY CARR is a visual artist, creator, designer, and director who has gained national acclaim for her unique style of silk painting. She has participated in many group and solo shows and continues to exhibit nationally. In recent years, Carr has branched out into performance art, where she paints large works live on stage. Carr’s work can be found in numerous private and public collections.
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        • Gold medal winner of the 2021 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
        • Book promoted on Plumleaf Instagram regularly (@plumleafbooks and @plumleafpress)
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      “Holly’s work is at once playful and powerful … Holly’s vision for Light in the Forest is inspiring. The forest has always been a place of great art, magic and restorative tranquility.”
      Robert Bateman
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    Labyrinth of Green Diana Hayes Canada, Diana Hayes Canada
    9781486932702 Paperback POETRY / Canadian On Sale Date:July 31, 2019
    $22.95 CAD 6 x 8 in | 284 gr | 104 pages Carton Quantity:30 Canadian Rights: Y Plumleaf Press Inc.
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      Labyrinth of Green is a collection of poetry and photography by Diana Hayes. Her poems and photographs share maps and narratives for the inner journey, a labyrinth that leads to wholeness, to our own centre and back again out into the world. Here, both beauty and the forces of nature are revealed in delight, in grief, and ultimately through awakening. Each of the book’s five sections explores aspects of this process. The reader enters a West Coast rainforest and walks toward the inner sanctum of the wetlands. Childhood and adolescence and the lessons of the underworld will be encountered. Ancestors provide solace and wisdom. The well of grief is visited. Dreamscapes of near-sleep, offering healing — as a witness, as a seer, as sage — conclude the final section, “where sleep’s wild embrace does not prepare you.”
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      DIANA HAYES was born in 1955 in Toronto and has lived on both coasts of Canada. She studied at the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria, receiving a BA and an MFA in Creative Writing. She has six published books, her most recent being This is the Moon’s Work: New and Selected Poems. Her narrative photography has been featured in galleries in coastal BC and commissioned for book covers. Her practice of year-round ocean swimming inspired the formation of the Salt Spring Seals in 2002. She lives on Salt Spring Island, home since 1981, with her husband Peter, ginger cat, and myriad water birds and raptors on five forested acres near Little Stevens Lake.
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      “An elegant book, through and through. The poems tell us we are home, and about the hungry world beyond, in all its guises. I feel the caress of detail take root in me and grow, like tiny nameless flowers in a whirlwind of snow geese on a bright fall day.”
      Susan Musgrave, author of over 30 books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, children’s literature, and most recently Origami Dove

      “Every page in this book has such beauty, its place in the green labyrinth.”
      Theresa Kishkan, author of 16 books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, including Euclid’s Orchard

      “Her photography is just as exquisite as her poetry.”
      Birgit Freybe Bateman, photographer, creator of Mindful Vision, an exhibition of photographs shown at the Stroganov Palace of the Russian Museum (2011)

      “Dense complexity and simple beauties walk side by side through Diana Hayes’s poems and photographs — echoing, shadowing, and brightening a life’s adventures. Labyrinth of Green is a collection of images and words that is deep, lyric, and constantly rewarding.”
      Brian Brett, author of 13 books in three genres, including Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life
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    Women on the Ballot Pathways to Political Power Betsy McGregor Canada
    9781486932696 Paperback POLITICAL SCIENCE / Women in Politics On Sale Date:July 26, 2019
    $34.95 CAD 7.25 x 9.25 in | 244 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Plumleaf Press Inc.
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      The current political reality has awakened in many women the urgent determination to be involved — but the journey from the sidelines to political power is seldom a straight path.

      Women on the Ballot: Pathways to Political Power is an essential roadmap designed to encourage, equip, and empower women to step up and run for political office. This book is about women who saw things as they were, knew change was needed, and entered into Canadian politics.

      Gleaned from more than 100 hours of interviews, Women on the Ballot offers compelling stories, insights, and advice from more than 90 Canadian women with diverse backgrounds across all levels of politics and party lines.
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      BETSY MCGREGOR, DVM, spent sixteen years crafting public policy on science, ethics, and gender, including fellowships at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Kennedy School. She then entered politics to have a direct impact on issues at the decision table. She caught the bug for politics from her mother, who had been invited by Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson to run for Parliament. Betsy ran for nomination three times and Parliament twice (2004, 2008, 2011), learning lessons on timing, strategy, and skills, which she shares in running campaign schools, nomination races, and leadership workshops. A member of three women’s leadership boards, Betsy wrote Women on the Ballot to equip, empower, and inspire women by telling her story and the story of over 90 women trailblazers. She lives on Clear Lake in the Kawarthas.

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        • Author Betsy McGregor is active in various political, leadership, and feminist forums and workshops; often as a keynote speaker.

        • Book promoted on Plumleaf Instagram regularly (@plumleafbooks and @plumleafpress ).
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      “With Betsy’s experience in politics and women’s leadership, she’s well equipped to write this book encouraging women to get involved in the political arena to improve our world.”
      — Dr. Roberta Bondar, C.C. O.Ont. MD PhD FRSC, Canada’s first woman in space

      “When Betsy writes about courage, focus, and resilience, these are attributes she showed in spades when we climbed together in the Rockies.”
      — Sharon Wood, first North American woman to climb Mount Everest

      “Betsy is truly a strong role model and an inspiring mentor for future young women leaders.”
      — The Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell, first woman Prime Minister of Canada

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