Portfolio Category: Children/Young Adult

BFW16 Charis Cotter

Charis Cotter is an award-winning writer and storyteller. Her novel, The Swallow: A Ghost Story, won the IODE Violet Downey Book Award for 2015 and has been shortlisted for numerous awards across Canada. It was a finalist for the 2016 Newfoundland and Labrador Bruneau Family Foundation Children’s/YA Literature Award. She has written several critically acclaimed…
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BFW16 Bob Duff

Currently the sports columnist for the Windsor Star, Bob Duff has covered the NHL since 1988 and is a contributor to The Hockey News and MSNBC.com. Duff’s book credits include The China Wall: The Timeless Legend of Johnny Bower, Hockey Dy­nasties, Without Fear, Nine: Salute to Mr. Hockey, On the Wing: A History of the…
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BFW16 Jenny Kay Dupuis

Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis is of Anishinaabe/Ojibway ancestry and a proud member of Nipissing First Nation. She is an educator, researcher, artist, and speaker who works full-time supporting the advancement of Indigenous education. Jenny’s interest in her family’s past and her commitment to teaching about Indigenous issues through literature drew her to co-write I am…
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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…
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