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    When We Were Good Suzanne Sutherland Canada
    9781927513118 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues Age (years) from 14 - 18, Grade (CAN) from 9 - 12, Reading age from 14 - 21 On Sale Date: February 01, 2013
    7 x 5 x 0.5 in | 240 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y Sumach Press
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      The year 2000 isn't starting out too well for Toronto high school senior Katherine Boatman. Not only has her oldest friend ditched her for yet another boyfriend, her beloved grandmother died on New Year's Eve leaving a void of goodness in her life that Katherine's not sure how to fill. While overwhelmed with sadness and self-doubt, Katherine unexpectedly finds new love, both for Toronto's underground music scene and for her would-be saviour: a straight edge, loud mouth misfit named Marie. As Katherine seeks comfort in jagged guitars, mind-reading poets and honest conversations, she struggles to figure out not only what she and Marie might mean to each other, but also what it truly means to be good.
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      Suzanne Sutherland is a Toronto-based writer. Her short fiction has appeared in various magazines and literary journals such as Descant and Steel Bananas, and she is the co-founder of the Toronto Zine Library. When We Were Good is her first book.
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      Suzanne Sutherland's debut novel is a stunning, heartbreaking Toronto/punk/lesbian coming-of-age story that will deeply affect everyone who's ever had, y'know, feelings. If you aren't compelled to mark up your hands with X's or start a band after reading this book, you probably never will be.
      Finally, the definitive Toronto novel for a new generation of readers. Suzanne Sutherland's When We Were Good is an ode to the city, to music, and to falling in love.
      "Sutherland is able to capture the confusion and despair in losing your closest friend and the only person who seemed to understand you and still manages to provide an 'it gets better' message...A good addition to LGBTQ offerings."
      "There is an abundance of useful and sometimes wonderful images..., quirky humour where one least expects it, and soul wrenching honesty. Katherine is a protagonist who really lives...Highly Recommended."
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    Letters Lived Sheila Sampath Canada, Grace Lee Boggs, Rozena Maart Canada, Nina Power, Rae Spoon Canada, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha Canada, Lee Maracle Canada, Coco Riot, Cristy C. Road, Elisha Lim Canada, Juliet Jacques, Kit Wilson-Yang Canada, Selma James, Shea Howell, Victoria B. Robinson
    9781927513156 Electronic book text JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography Age (years) from 14 - 18, Grade (CAN) from 9 - 21, Reading age from 13 - 21 On Sale Date: October 30, 2013
    5 x 7 x 0.25 in | 136 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y Three O'Clock Press
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      Letters Lived: Radical reflections revolutionary paths features a diverse group of international and cross-generational social justice activists who share the incredible journeys they have taken since their teen years—and what they wish they could have known back then. How do we learn to trust and love ourselves, as well as navigate our bodies, families, identities and communities? These candid, powerful and relatable letters engage the personal and the political as we grow: whether combating social injustice, reconciling racial and cultural backgrounds, sexualities and genders, or the process of building strong communities. Edited by activist and educator Sheila Sampath, Letters Lived reminds us that even though it isn’t always easy, we all have the power to shape our world.
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      Sheila Sampath is a Toronto-based designer and educator who has spent the last decade crafting creative for social good. She is the Principal and Creative Director at The Public, Editorial and Art Director of Shameless Magazine and teaches at the Ontario College of Art and Design University. Sheila is a member of the British Council’s TN2020 network, a fellow of the Royal Society of Artists and has facilitated workshops and given lectures in strategic design, radical art and independent media internationally. She practices activism is all that she does and feels lucky to do it. Learn more about her work at thepublicstudio.ca and shamelessmag.com.

      Grace Lee Boggs is an activist, writer and speaker whose more than sixty years of political involvement encompass the major U.S. social movements of this century: Labor, Civil rights, Black Power, Asian American, Women's and Environmental Justice. Grace has worked side-by-side with West Indian Marxist historian C.L.R.James and her late husband James Boggs, an African-American labor activist, writer and strategist. She is a co-founder of Detroit Summer and currently works with the Detroit City of Hope campaign and the Beloved Communities Initiative and writes for the weekly Michigan Citizen. She is the author of Living for Change and co-author of Revolution and Evolution in the Twentieth Century and The Next American Revolution. She has been awarded a number of honorary doctorates for her philosophic activism.

      Rozena Maart is s professor of Gender Studies and Director at the Centre for Critical Research on Race and Identity at the University of Kwa Zulua Natal, in Durban, South Africa. Born in District Six, Cape Town, she was nominated for the "Woman of the Year" award at age 24 for her work in the area of violence against women, and for co-founding, the first Black feminist organization in South Africa, Women Against Repression [W.A.R.]. Rozena has published several journal articles and essays and three books including the award-winning Rosa's District Six, and The Writing Circle.

      Nina Power teaches Philosophy at Roehampton University and Critical Writing in Art & Design at the Royal College of Art. She is the author of One-Dimensional Woman and a number of articles on European Philosophy. She is currently working on a book about the collective subject.

      Rae Spoon is a Montréal-based transgender musician and author. They have toured and performed internationally over the past twelve years. Their book First Spring Grass Fire is a collection of short stories heavily inspired by coming of age queer in Alberta. Their personal essay Femme Cowboy can be found in the 2012 Lambda Literary Award–nominated anthology Persistence. Rae was long-listed for the Polaris Music Prize in 2008 (superioryouareinferior) and nominated for two CBC Radio 3 Bucky Awards in 2010. They won the CBC Galaxie Rising Stars award in 2004.

      Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is an award-winning queer femme mixed Sri Lankan (Burgher/Tamil)-Ukrainian/Irish writer, poet, educator and cultural worker. She is the author of Love Cake and Consensual Genocide and the co-editor of The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence in Activist Communities. She a co-founder of Toronto's Asian Arts Freedom School and Mangos With Chili a lead artist with Sins Invalid. She is currently finishing Dirty River, a memoir, Writing the World, a radical queer of color writers' manual and Homegirl City, a graphic novel.

      Lee Maracle is an award-winning author and instructor, gifted orator, mother, grandmother and a member of the Sto: Loh nation. She has spent much of her time doing healing and cultural reclamation work in Aboriginal communities across Canada. She is the author of the critically-acclaimed Sojourner’s and Sundogs, Ravensong, Bobbi Lee, Daughters Are Forever, Will’s Garden, Bent Box, and I Am Woman and co-editor of a number of anthologies including My Home As I Remember, and Telling It: Women and Language across Culture. Maracle is currently, the Traditional Teacher for First Nations House and an instructor in the Aboriginal Studies Program, the Centre for Indigenous Theatre and S.A.G.E. [Support for Aboriginal Graduate Education].

      Coco Guzman (aka Coco Riot) is a visual artist and zine-maker. They are the author of many zines including Llueven Queers, a graphic novel on queer life in Spanish. Their installation, Genderpoo, has been shown and used by activists in South America, Europe, USA and Canada and their most recent piece, Los Fantasmas, reflects on and honours silenced histories in Spain. Coco’s drawings have been published in Shameless, Bitch, Pikara, Art Actuel and .dpi and their murals can be found in museums, community centres, schools, events spaces and living rooms around the world.

      Cristy C. Road is a Brooklyn-based Cuban-American illustrator and writer who’s been contributing to queer arts, punk, writing, & activism since 1996. Road published a zine, Greenzine for ten years, and has released three books: Indestructible, Distance Makes the Heart Grow Sick and Bad Habits. Her most recent work is a graphic memoir entitled Spit and Passion. She’s currently developing a tarot deck with author Michelle Tea, and playing with her punk rock band The Homewreckers.

      Elisha Lim is an artist and activist who demands radical change and anti-oppressive justice. Their comics have been acclaimed by Alison Bechdel and Shary Boyle and their films circulate LGBTQ film festivals around the world, but their proudest accomplishments have been group efforts: like making Xtra! Canada’s Gay and Lesbian Newspaper adopt gender neutral pronouns, and directing Montréal's first racialized pride week.

      Juliet Jacques is a freelance writer who covers gender, sexuality, literature, film, art and sport. Her journalism and short fiction has appeared in The Guardian, The New Statesman, TimeOut, The London Magazine among others, and her Transgender Journey column for The Guardian, documenting her gender reassignment process, was longlisted for the Orwell Prize in 2011. She is currently working on a memoir and a volume of transgender history.

      Kit Wilson-Yang is a Toronto-based musician, writer and artist, who creates work about colonization, heartbreak, friendship and being a transwoman in the world. Her most recent zine, ancient land, new water is a collection of stories and poems about her personal experiences of transition.

      Selma James is an anti-sexist, anti-racist, anti-capitalist campaigner and author. Selma coined the word "unwaged" to describe most of the caring work women do and in 1972 she founded the International Wages for Housework Campaign. In 2000 she helped launch the Global Women's Strike, which she continues to coordinate. She was the first spokeswoman of the English Collective of Prostitutes, a founding member of the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, and has worked alongside CLR James for the movement for Caribbean federation and independence. She is the co-author the women’s movement classic The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community. Selma continues to lecture internationally.

      Shea Howell is an activist, organizer, writer and professor of Communication at Oakland University. She is the author of Reflections of Ourselves on women, politics and media and co-author of The Subjective Side of Politics and Patterns of Power. She has worked with a number of organizations including the National Organization for an American Revolution and, SOSAD (Save our Sons and Daughters), WEPROS (We the People Reclaim Our Streets) and the Triangle Foundation, and is a co-founder of Detroit Summer and the BCNCL (James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership). Shea is a contributing writer for Between the Lines, and continues to work with youth and artists for community-based development.

      Victoria B. Robinson is a Black German activist, poet, author, academic, empowerment and creativity coach & curator. She has published four books and her writing, which often deals with her experiences with racism in Germany, has been published in a number books, anthologies, magazines and performed on stages. She contributed to the exhibition "Homestory Deutschland - Black Biographies in History and the Present " which has been touring through Europe and the African continent. Victoria is a founding member of the Black European Women's Council, and Oakland Ink, and the founder of ISD SiSTARS, a German Black women's initiative.
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    Series: The Dead Kid Detective Agency
    Dial M for Morna Evan Munday Canada
    9781770410732 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (US) from 4 - 6 Publication Date: October 01, 2013
    $11.95 CAD 5 x 8.75 in | 320 pages Canadian Rights: Y ECW Press
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      As the Dead Kid Detective Agency embarks on its second (mis)adventure, October Schwartz and her five deadest friends are back, turning over metaphoric rocks and finding the centipedes underneath. In this latest volume, set against a backdrop of yuletide pandemonium, they discover dark supernatural forces at work in Sticksville and sleuth their way through a mystery involving a blizzard of suffragettes, ice skating disasters, anti-Asian sentiment, and the Titanic. Although the holiday season has descended upon the town like an eggnog rainstorm, October has no time for candy canes or mistletoe. She’s busy dealing with an oddly pleasant new history teacher, her two living friends’ new roles as high school radio DJs, and mysteries to be solved before the year end. October and her ghost friends are hot on the trail of those responsible for Morna MacIsaac’s death in 1914—or as hot as one can be on a 100-year-old trail—when Yumi becomes the target of a sinister harassment campaign at school. Solving dual concurrent mysteries at once won’t be easy, but the intrepid heroine in black eyeliner loves a challenge.

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      Evan Munday is the author and illustrator of The Dead Kid Detective Agency, which was a finalist for the Sunburst Award for fantastical young adult literature and the Silver Birch Fiction Award. He also sometimes makes comics and works as a book publicist for indie press Coach House Books. He lives in Toronto.
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      “An engaging tale with a resilient heroine, a dead but lively supporting cast, and enough wit to grease the wheels.” —Kirkus on The Dead Kid Detective Agency
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    The Rule of Thirds Chantel Guertin Canada
    9781770411593 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) exact 12, Grade (US) from 7 Publication Date: October 01, 2013
    $9.95 CAD 5.25 x 8.25 in | 196 pages Canadian Rights: Y ECW Press
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      Sixteen-year-old Pippa Greene never goes anywhere without her camera. She and her best friend/supermodel-in-training Dace long ago mapped out their life plan: Pippa will be the noted fashion photographer, and Dace the cover girl. But ever since last spring, things have changed for Pippa—and her junior year at Spalding High proves to have its own set of challenges. Not only is Vantage Point, the statewide photography competition, in three short weeks, but her mandatory volunteering placement lands her at St. Christopher’s Hospital, a place Pippa never wanted to set foot in again. With humor and pluck, she navigates her new role as a candy striper (watch out for Code Yellows), her changing relationship with her best friend (goodbye, Honesty Pact), and—perhaps most stressful of all—her new love interests (yes, love interests plural).

      Will Pippa make it to Vantage Point without having a panic attack? Will either one of the guys prove less sketchy than her last boyfriend? Can she and Dace figure out a way to dream big and be best friends? One thing is certain: real life is a lot more complicated than a photograph.

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      Chantel Guertin is the bestselling author of two novels—Stuck in Downward Dog and Love Struck—and a beauty expert on The Marilyn Denis Show. She likes rollercoasters, notebooks and dressing up her cat, Mr. Baz, on special occasions, like Wednesdays. She also really likes jujubes, but never eats the green ones. She lives in Toronto.
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      "It's like that perfect photograph: it might have all the right components but it's up to the photographer to see the art within and rearrange them to resonate for both the artist and the audience. Chantel Guertin has accomplished that for the young adult reader, balancing fears, grief, romance, friendship, angst, ambitions and common sense, in different proportions to produce a picture that works." — Helen Hubiw, Can Lit for Little Canadians

      "If the fall makes you nostalgic for back-to-school, you'll love this teen read from Canadian author Chantel Guertin that delves into the life of a high-school student - while also covering deeper territory than just crushes and clothes ... You'll fall in love with this genuine young heroine as she experiences the ups and downs of being a teen while dealing with the loss of her dad." — Best Health Magazine

      "If you like stories about trying to find yourself while dealing with the ultimate grief of losing a parent, like Eileen Cool's Unraveling Isobel, then you won't be able to put this one down." — FAZE

      "Chantel Guertin's trademark wit is present on each page. A truly compelling read (and fun, too!)" — Kim Izzo, author of The Jane Austen Marriage Manual


      "With clever twists that kept me reading, The Rule of Thirds is a beautifully written novel that explores real-life issues through the eyes of a teenager. Once I started, I couldn’t put it down." —Heather A. Clark, author of Chai Tea Sunday

      "Refreshingly realistic . . . as good as having Sunday brunch with a girlfriend." —Winnipeg Free Press on Stuck in Downward Dog

      "A youthful reminder of how complicated yet exciting life really is as a teenager…Chantel Guertin brought me into the world of an emotional girl with personal pressures to succeed and a happy ending that inspires you to live out your dreams." —Jodi Mercier, freelance producer, MuchMusic and ET Canada
      "Where was Pippa Greene when I needed her? As an angsty teen I could have used a heroine as smart, funny, and most importantly, as imperfect as Pippa to give voice to all of my own complicated feelings about growing up. The Rule of Thirds captures perfectly the balancing act between vulnerability and bravado of teenage life." —Ceri Marsh, co-author of The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum
      "Part romance, part tearjerker, part friendship story—this terrific read will capture your heart." —Sarah Mlynowski, author of Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have)
      "Will have you laughing out loud." —ChickLitReviews.com on Love Struck

      "Chantel Guertin's lively, funny text at first disguises Pippa's sadness. But with delicate writing and fast-paced plotting, Guertin gradually exposes her character's tragic past. I stumbled through the hospital with Pippa, and I fell in 'total-like' with her two guys, desperately hoping she'd pick the right one, and win the photography competition, and start to deal with her history. Chantel Guertin has created a loveable character with Philadelphia Greene, and a loveable book with The Rule of Thirds." —Alice Kuipers, author of 40 Things I Want To Tell You
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    9781551524597 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues Publication Date: March 01, 2012
    $15.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.56 in | 238 pages Carton Quantity: 32 Arsenal Pulp Press
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      Ivan E. Coyote is one of Canada's best-loved storytellers; her honest, wry, plain-spoken tales of growing up in the Yukon and living out loud on the west coast have attracted readers and live audiences around the world. For many years, Ivan has performed in high schools, where her talks have inspired and galvanized many young people to embrace their own sense of self and to be proud of who they are. One in Every Crowd, Ivan's eighth book with Arsenal Pulp Press, is her first specifically for queer youth.

      Comprised of new stories and others culled from previous collections, One in Every Crowd is for anyone who has ever felt different or alone in their struggle to be true to themselves. Included are stories about Ivan's own tomboy past in Canada's north, where playing hockey and wearing pants were the norm; and about her adult life in the big city, where she encounters both cruelty and kindness in unexpected places. Then there are the tales of family and friends who live their lives by example, like Francis, the curly-haired little boy who likes to wear dresses, and the brave kids she meets at queer youth camp.

      Funny, inspiring, and full of heart, One in Every Crowd is really for everyone; it's about embracing and celebrating difference and feeling comfortable in one's own skin, no matter what the circumstance.

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      Ivan Coyote is the award-winning author or co-author of ten books and the creator of four short films as well as three CDs that combine storytelling with music. Ivan is a seasoned stage performer and an audience favourite at storytelling, literary, film, and folk music festivals. Ivan lives in Vancouver.
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      Not only are Coyote's stories great regardless of age, the lessons and morals wrapped within them are just as important for adults to read.
      ?Telegraph Journal
      Coyote's kitchen-table style of storytelling is as lively on the page as at her in-person performances. Her vulnerability connects us to her story and helps us remember our own. Stories are a wonderful meeting place showing us where we're different and how we're the same. People of all ages will relate to finding the courage in being true to oneself while seeking acceptance and community.
      ?Vancouver Sun
      The stories in this collection are stunning in every way: unaffected, compassionate, inspirational, and, as if that wasn't enough, achingly funny ... Great writing has the power to enrich lives; not all writing has the power to save them.
      ?Quill and Quire (STARRED REVIEW)
      One in Every Crowd is Ivan E. Coyote's first book written specifically for queer youth, and, in typical fashion, Coyote's storytelling abilities shine brightly throughout ... Ivan E. Coyote is a truly talented writer and her storytelling never ceases to amaze. Highly recommended.
      ?CM Magazine
      This is Ivan E. Coyote's first collection for young adults, and I think it really hits the mark ... This may sound fatuous and sentimental to some, but the whole book is like getting a hug you didn't even know you needed.
      ?The CanLit Thing
      This book is meant for queer youth, but it will appeal to anyone who struggles to be themselves in a world that rejects difference. Coyote brings her usual wit and grace to stories of growing up as a tomboy, of living life as a butch ... You'll also find a few great love stories and the distinct voice of a writer whose tales stick with you long after you've read them.
      ?Geez
      Sophisticated, earnest, plainspoken and intimate, this collection will speak to LGBTQ youth as well as straight youth, teens and adults.
      ?Kirkus Reviews
      A funny and empathetic collection of more than forty stories ... Teenagers confronting their sexuality, or who have otehrwise felt like outsiders, will feel as though they've gained an ally in Coyote ... These tales of compassionate relatives, finding love, and even the insecurities that stretch into adulthood should provide reassurance that there is indeed life after high school.
      ?Publishers Weekly
      Coyote's One in Every Crowd is to queer literature what Dan Savage's "It Gets Better Project" is to YouTube. This compilation of personal short stories delivers hope with a healthy dose of reality: you can't always choose your story but you can choose the role you play within it ... Fortunately, Ivan E. Coyote has made a career out of seeking out all queer kids and providing living proof that we are everywhere. Even if it isn't safe to be yourself, you are never alone. Whether you live deep in the Yukon or on the streets of NYC, there will be a community of one or one million to welcome you.
      ?EDGE Publications
      Ivan E. Coyote knows the hearts of teenagers. One in Every Crowd is an homage to the outsider: to the young boy who steals his mother's lipstick, to the girl who slip-slides in and out of gender identifications, to the ones who can't put themselves in boxes. To the ones who cannot abide by the binary. It is a love-touched and memory-soaked ballad to queer youth ... One in Every Crowd is a book that belongs in the hands of queer youth and in the hands of their oppressors. It's a heartfelt and rich look at what it's like to be else, to be outside, to toe the lines and then step over them. It can teach, it can support. It's a book that will change readers, and leave them knowing that being changed by it is a privilege.
      ?Lambda Literary
      There are so many vital stories in here; stories about how scary high schools still are even when you're an adult; stories about the different ways in which we find love; stories about boys who likes to wear dresses; stories about the deep conundrum of what bathroom to walk into. Every story is full of honesty, joy, warmth, pain, anger, and hope. Every story is markedly real. I felt like I knew every character in every story, or at least wanted to; I longed to jump into Coyote's world and take trips to the Yukon and have long talks and hearty laughs over coffee or alcohol. To tell stories. Scratch that; this wasn't something I longed for, but something that I felt would be completely natural, something that was pretty much as good as real. And any book, any story, that makes you feel that level of comfort, that is something special. Those are the books you never throw away. And I'll never throw One In Every Crowd away - except if I find a youth who needs it. Then I'll gladly hand it over, and buy a few additional copies for their friends.
      ?AfterEllen.com
      One in Every Crowd hits all the bases ... The book's strengths lie in the way you, as a reader, become so connected to the stories and interested in the entire group of family and friends because you know these intimate details about all of their lives and the same characters come up over and over again. You empathize with Coyote's cousin Christopher as a clumsy, awkward kid, you become invested in their father's wellbeing, you worry about the way Francis might turn out - you honestly feel as though you are catching up with a friend over coffee who just happens to tell amazing stories and gesture wildly and gush about the woman they're going to marry. The level of connection this book forms with the reader is unique and not easily achievable, but Coyote does it effortlessly.
      ?Autostraddle
      These stories reveal how Coyote came to understand her own sense of self and the funny, touching, and occasionally painful events that helped her to do so.
      ?subTerrain
      Queer storyteller Ivan E. Coyote has created a diverse and charming array of vignettes for anyone who has ever fought to find who they really are. ?The Advocate
      One in Every Crowd blends humour and heartbreak to relate the struggles of LGBT middle and high schoolers. ?The Guardian
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    First Words Kathleen O'Grady Canada, Brona Keenan
    9781896209548 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women Publication Date: August 12, 1998
    $19.95 CAD 8.75 x 9 x 0 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 32 Canadian Rights: Y Bayeux Arts Inc.
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      Kathleen O’Grady has written extensively in magazines and newspapers on menstruation. She is also Director of Communications for the Canadian Women’s Health Network.

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    Oscar Jordan Troutt Canada, Sarah Preston, Sarah Preston
    9781926794099 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / General Age (years) from 4 - 8 Publication Date: April 15, 2012
    $19.95 CAD 9 x 10 x 0.5 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 60 Canadian Rights: Y Palimpsest Press
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      Oscar wants milk but his bowl is empty. In order to get some he must travel to outer space and visit the cats on the moon. In anapestic rhyming couplets, the narrative is fun, lively, and easy enough for young children to follow along. Filled with curiosity and a sense of adventure, children will love the illustrations of Oscar and his playful friends who help him on his way.
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      Jordan Troutt is a poet, critic, philosopher, craftsman and expert fly fisherman. A product of higher education, he enjoys low forms of humour, frequently speaking in rhymes and making up silly songs. It was serendipity that led him to write his first children’s book, and now he intends to keep publishing until he runs out of ideas. He lives in Southwestern Ontario with his family and many pets.



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      Reviews of The Naming Book of Rascally Rhymes“It’s a book children will want to look at after you’re done reading.” —Quill & Quire“With silly wit that’s a hairsbreadth from nonsense, Troutt seems to channel the spirit of Lewis Carroll.” —Our Children Magazine“The collection of rhymes is very entertaining and full of silly fun, making it great for storytelling.” —Resource Links
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    Molito Rosemary Sullivan Canada, Juan Opitz Canada
    9780887534935 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Animals Publication Date: September 23, 2014
    $18.00 CAD 10 x 8 in | 48 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Black Moss Press
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      Deep under the ground lived a little mole named Molito. His fur was brown, the colour of burnt toast. His eyes were as yellow as the sun. Molito is a story about friendship. One day in the underground park, Molito meets an ant named Carlota who tells him about the mysterious place she lives in, called the upperworld. Molito sets out on his journey to discover what that world is. Molito is written by Rosemary Sullivan and Juan Opitz, and illustrated by Rosemary's sister Colleen Sullivan. The Chilean Canadian musician Nano Valverde has composed music to accompany the story narrated by Rosemary Sullivan. A CD of music and story will be included in the sleeve of the book. Black Moss Press is delighted to announce the publication of Molito in November 2011. Music composed and performed by Nano Valverde. Zampo?a and kena played by Claudio Saldivia. Narration by Rosemary Sullivan Produced, recorded and mastered by Juan Opitz, The HeadRoom Productions, Canada

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      Born in Montreal, now residing in Toronto, Rosemary Sullivan is a poet, biographer, editor and critic. Sullivan received the Gerald Lampert Award for her first collection of poetry, as well as the Governor General?s award for Shadow Maker: The Life of Gwendolyn MacEwen.

      Born in Chile, Juan Opitz is a musician and sound recording engineer. Juan was the winner of the Latin American Achievement Award (Premio Somos) and Artist of the Year Award from the Canadian Hispanic Community in 2003.

      Born in Montreal, Colleen Sullivan moved to California in 1992, where she maintains a studio and works primarily as a printmaker and painter. Her latest book, Metaphors in Movement, highlights her recent work from a large solo exhibition held in Mountain View, California in 2011.

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    Llamas in the Laundry William New Canada, Vivian Bevis
    9780921870975 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / General On Sale Date: June 16, 2002
    $12.95 CAD 7.5 x 9.25 x 0.33 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 64 Canadian Rights: Y Ronsdale Press
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      Have you ever wondered if porcupines are ticklish, if fish wash, or how to say Rhinosterous? Do you know how to make a child-high sandwich? How porridge gets on the ceiling? What happens when your favourite aunt wears a wig? Why uncles wear plaid? William New's rhyming verse enacts all these situations, ranging from the madcap to the mysterious. The poems are complemented by Vivian Bevis's full page, full colour illustrations which capture the high-spirited and impetuous qualities of the verse. A companion volume to their highly successful Vanilla Gorilla of 1998, this sturdy, hardcover picture book will delight both the early reader and the many adults who enjoy introducing children to the sound and rhythm of verse.
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      William New is one of Canada's outstanding men of letters: well known for his children's books - Vanilla Gorilla, Dream Helmet and Llamas in the Laundry - his adult poetry, his writings on Canadian and postcolonial literature, and his literary criticism (some 30 volumes). He is on the editorial board of the New Canadian Library and the editor of the monumental Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada (U of Toronto Press). For many years he was the editor of the journal Canadian Literature,and he is presently on the board of the New Canadian Library. He is Professor Emeritus of English and Canadian literature at the University of B.C. He lives in Vancouver.
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    Dream Helmet William New Canada, Vivian Bevis
    9781553800217 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / General On Sale Date: January 30, 2005
    $14.95 CAD 7.5 x 9.25 x 0.33 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 60 Canadian Rights: Y Ronsdale Press
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      Join the children in this delightful picture book, children who dream of skateboarding through the galaxy, of meeting a guitar-playing hippopotamus, of feeding a baby brother who eats EXPLOSIVELY! Find the knock-kneed knight! Travel to Saskatchewan "without your socks and sandals on" - and by the end of the book you'll be walking with an elephant and dancing with an elephant seal, able to speak "Tuque Talk" and sing a "Great Lake Rag"!
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      William New is one of Canada's outstanding men of letters: well known for his children's books - Vanilla Gorilla, Dream Helmet and Llamas in the Laundry - his adult poetry, his writings on Canadian and postcolonial literature, and his literary criticism (some 30 volumes).
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