We are saddened to hear of the passing of beloved author and residential (boarding) school survivor, Margaret-Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton. She was 84.
“Perhaps there is no greater accomplishment in life than to have opened minds and hearts to the human experience. Margaret's stories, rooted in agency and resiliency, have had an impact on countless people. When youth learn about residential schools it is through Margaret's eyes. She continues to be a hero and an inspiration by fostering awareness through testimony,” said Rick Wilks, Annick Co-publisher.
Here are Margaret's books, co-authored with Christy Jordan-Fenton.
We're thrilled to have new format softcover editions of Neepin Auger's bestselling board books coming for Fall 2020! These beautiful, bright, and colourful titles have sold very well in their original board book format and we're certain that these new softcover editions will open up a whole new market for parents, grandparents, educators, and librarians who are looking for charming and easily accessible resources for teaching young kids words in English, French, and Cree.
In addition to the English words presented, the French and Cree equivalents are also given, along with pronunciation support, making these some of the most dynamic and useful picture books on the market, perfectly suitable for the classroom, library, playroom, and as gifts.
If you're looking for a lovely example of how these books sound in Cree, please check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojesAJNp9GI
The annual Orange Shirt Day on September 30th opens the door to global conversation on all aspects of Residential Schools. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind. A discussion all Canadians can tune into and create bridges with each other for reconciliation. A day for survivors to be reaffirmed that they matter, and so do those that have been affected. Every Child Matters, even if they are an adult, from now on.
The Association of Book Publishers of BC produce school catalogues for educators, library wholesalers, and retailers working in the K-12 educational field.
Titles have been selected from publisher submissions by teacher-librarians. These titles have been chosen for their relevance to school curricula and in the catalogue are annotated by professional evaluators.
Toronto, May 30, 2018 – First Nation Communities READ announces the shortlists for the combined Children’s and Young Adult/Adult categories. Chosen by a jury of Indigenous librarians from across Ontario, these titles represent the best of Indigenous literature from throughout Turtle Island today. The title selection announcement for FNCR 2018-2019 will take place in Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto on June 27 as part of National Indigenous History Month celebrations. The authors of the selected titles will be the recipients of the Periodical Marketers of Canada Indigenous Literature Award and will each receive a $3000 cash prize.