André Narbonne, Kerry Lee Powell and Kris Bertin are all shortlisted
Her mother and her mother’s friends were her first editors and Margaret Lawrence was one of her first critics.
All children need to read characters they can relate to, and that reflect a variety of perspectives and experiences.
“It was not good when I started it.”
Gorgeous illustrations and a fun story line work together to introduce young readers to a traditional Newfoundland instrument.
“Voices started to shout, ‘Preach it!’ ‘Testify!’ ‘You’re home now!’”
“That summer — 1975 — I started to write songs. I wrote four songs a day and I did that for two or three years.”