Columns

Michael de Adder on Kate Beaton’s Golden Pencil

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It seems like everything Beaton’s pencil touches turns to gold, which is apt, because her second children’s book is called King Baby. King Baby, like Princess and the Pony, is as entertaining for parents as it is for children. King Baby is about a newborn baby and illustrates how first-borns rule their parents with absolute power.

Origin Stories: Gilbert Sewell

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For Sewell, stories are a way to share information, to pass on messages, to report on what is happening in the world now and explore the things that have happened in the past, so that we can apply those lessons to our present and our future.

Gloria Ann Wesley

Origin Stories: Gloria Ann Wesley

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Although Gloria Ann Wesley fell into publishing almost by accident, there’s no arguing the fact that it was meant to be. This esteemed poet and author is recognized as the first published Black Nova Scotian poet