BFW16 Melanie Florence

MELANIE FLORENCE is a Cree/Scottish writer currently based in Toronto. She is the author of Righting Canada’s Wrongs: Residential Schools which was named an Ontario Library Association Best Bet for YA Non-Fiction and is a starred selection on the Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) Best Books for Kids & Teens. She has been nominated for the 2016 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award for her first picture book, Missing Nimama. She has also written three YA novels The Missing, One Night, both named CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, and Rez Runaway (forthcoming in fall 2016), as well as Jordin Tootoo: The Highs and Lows in the Journey of the First Inuk to Play in the NHL, which was chosen as an Honor Book by The American Indian Library Association. Melanie lives with her husband and two children, two dogs, two cats, two fish, a snail, a water plant and a creature who lives under the stairs and refuses to help with the housework.

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