Category Archives: Author from Winnipeg

Sadia by Coleen Nelson (153)

This is an important book for teens about inclusivity of all kinds of teens into sports programs. It is a story that will resonate with a lot of teens and with a lot of coaches. Sadia Ahmadi is a fifteen-year … Continue reading

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A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews (95)

When I saw this book on a shelf at my local library, the title immediately resonated with me. Kindness is always complicated, and a life lived with kindness is also extremely hard to bring about. But this story was about … Continue reading

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Triumph Over Shyness by Murray B. Stein and John R. Walker (172)

There’s nothing wrong with being shy. The world needs some quiet, thoughtful and introspective people. These are people who don’t shoot off their mouths first and ask questions later or perhaps never. Shy people are also reluctant to intrude and … Continue reading

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The Flying Troutman’s by Miriam Toews (30)

This is a story that will keep you reading until you have the read the last word.  I just loved this book.  It is intriguing and wonderfully written. Hattie has just been dumped by her Paris boyfriend. Her sister, Min, … Continue reading

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The Secret Path by Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire (240)

I decided to end this year by reviewing a few graphic novels. It is all in the name of fun. And rounding up this year is hard to do. So, I will end all my many book reviews with these … Continue reading

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In the Light of the Moon and Other Bedtime Stories by Sam McBratney (200)

I have one more picture book that I would like to review before the deadline! This is a super-cute picture book for kids of all ages.  It is an award-winning author too!  How cool! This book has literally been written … Continue reading

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The Opening Sky by Joan Thomas (186)

This story is a wonderful compilation of master story telling with vivid paradoxes which lie at the heart of a family. It is a story that all of us will be to relate to in some way. Liz, Aiden, and … Continue reading

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