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Children's Nonfiction Music

Biographie en images : Voici Buffy Sainte-Marie

by (author) Elizabeth MacLeod

illustrated by Mike Deas

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
May 2023
Music, Native Canadian, Civil & Human Rights
Recommended Age
6 to 10
Recommended Grade
1 to 5
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    May 2023
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Legende de la musique, militante et enseignante!


Buffy Sainte-Marie ne sait pas exactement ou et quand elle est nee, mais il est probable qu’elle ait vu le jour a la reserve de Piapot, dans la vallee de la Qu’Appelle, en Saskatchewan. Lorsqu’elle etait bebe, elle a ete adoptee par une famille blanche aux Etats-Unis. Mais rien n’aurait pu empecher Buffy de renouer avec ses racines et de partager avec le monde entier la puissance et la beaute de son heritage.


En tant que musicienne, les chansons de Buffy ont inspire trois generations d’admirateurs, et lui ont valu une reconnaissance internationale et de nombreux prix. Elle milite pour la paix, soutient l’education des Autochtones et defend sans relache leurs droits.


Depuis plus de 60 ans, la musique et le message de Buffy demeurent aussi edifiants et importants. Aujourd’hui, le moment est venu de faire decouvrir aux jeunes lecteurs cette fascinante pionniere grace a ce livre captivant.


Meet Buffy Sainte-Marie, music legend, activist and teacher!


Buffy Sainte-Marie is not exactly sure where or when she was born, but it was likely the Piapot Reserve in the Qu’Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan. As a baby she was adopted out to a white family in the United States. But nothing would stop Buffy from connecting to her roots and sharing the power and the beauty of her heritage with the world.


Original title : Scholastic Canada Biography : Meet Buffy Sainte-Marie

About the authors

Liz is one nosy author, which is why she loves writing non-fiction. She’s very curious about why people do what they do, and likes sharing with kids the amazing facts and secrets that she uncovers.As a kid in Thornhill, Ontario, the idea of being a writer never crossed Liz’s mind—she figured most authors were already dead and they definitely weren’t Canadian. Besides, it was science that interested Liz.But writing was already part of Liz’s life. After dinner on school nights, Liz and her two brothers would trudge up to their rooms, close their doors and start to do their homework—or so their parents thought. A few minutes later, a piece of paper would come sliding under Liz’s door. One of her brothers had drawn a picture, usually of some weird creature.Liz really couldn’t draw (still can’t!), so the only way she could respond was to write a short story, often about a mad scientist or space alien. She would slip the story under her brother’s door and—well, not a lot of homework got done.At university, Liz studied sciences—there was hardly any writing involved at all. But after university, she was hired as an editor at OWL magazine, where she could combine writing and her love of science. But it wasn’t long before Liz had a goal: to write a book. Her first one was about lions and since then she’s written more than fifty others.Royal Murder: The Deadly Intrigue of Ten Sovereigns (2008) is one of her favourite books because royalty has always fascinated Liz. She loved going behind the scenes with monarchs from Cleopatra to Dracula to find out just what they would do to hold onto power or protect their families.Bones Never Lie: How Forensics Helps Solve History’s Mysteries (2013) was the winner of numerous awards, including the Crime Writers of Canada 2014 Arthur Ellis Award in the Juvenile/YA category. Liz’s latest book with Annick Press, Galloping Through History: Incredible True Horse Stories (Spring 2015), combines, once again, her outstanding storytelling skills with her passion for history. This time her love of animals also shines through as she recounts the stories of six horses that changed the way humans live, travel, fight, work, and play.Liz lives in Toronto with her husband, Paul, and their cat Cosimo. While she writes, he is usually sprawled across her desk—often right on the book she needs for research!

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Mike Deas est auteur-illustrateur de bandes dessinées, telles que Tank and Fizz and The Case of the Tentacle Terror. Il signe aussi les illustrations de la série Graphic Guide Adventure. Sa passion pour l'illustration a été entretenue tout au long de son enfance à l'île Saltspring, en Colombie-Britannique où il habite encore aujourd'hui.


MIKE DEAS is an author/illustrator of graphic novels, most recently Tank and Fizz and the Case of the Tentacle Terror. He is the illustrator of the Graphic Guide Adventure series. His love for illustrative storytelling comes from an early love of reading and drawing while growing up on Saltspring Island, British Columbia. Visit him online at

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