TDSB's 2016-2017 Writers in Residence are Jael Ealey Richardson, Liam O'Donnell, Hélène Boudreau, and Virginia Barter. Earn an author visit for your TDSB school by having students submit book recommendations at http://www.tdsb.on.ca/aboutus/innovation/justreadit.aspx! Repeat pins are for multiple records for the same book in our school catalogue.
Urban Aboriginal produced & hosted by Virginia Barter: "Urban Aboriginal is a weekly magazine series highlighting the rich and culturally diverse contributions that Aboriginal people bring to life in the City of Toronto. We mix contemporary with traditional to explore how the city has shaped the lives and creative energies of Aboriginal people today."
Swimming Science by Hélène Boudreau: "The six books in the 'Sports Science' series are designed to appeal to juvenile readers, and they do so superbly. Designer Lynne Lennon has created a template for the series and selected fonts, colours, and graphic details that would be difficult to improve upon. As such, the "Sports Science" series seems destined to entice avid and reluctant readers interested in sports and/or the science of sports as well as girls and boys in sport programs."
The Long Journey of a Forgotten People, featuring the chapter “Searching for the Silver Fox: A Fur Trade Family History” by Virginia Barter: Features stories that can be shared in a storytelling session with students. From Virginia Barter's website: "There are many personal family stories that I tell, I also frame the stories around the general history of the fur trade era and the Hudson’s Bay Company."
Hearne directed by Virginia Barter: "This is the story of the young English explorer, Samuel Hearne, and the French attack on Fort Prince of Wales, Hudson Bay, in 1782. Against the backdrop of the American Revolution, the French Admiral, Jean Francois de Galaup, comte de Laperouse, destroys the English fur trading post and takes Hearne prisoner."
Si tu ne veux pas aller au lit, surtout, ne bâille pas! by Hélène Boudreau: "Quick! Close your mouth! Especially if your eyes feel droopy, your shoulders feel sloopy, and your mouth feels like it wants to stretch open wide to let out a great big yawny yaaaaaawn — hey, you were supposed hold it in! Oh, dear. You know what happens next, don’t you? A hilarious—and infectious—cautionary fable that is so much fun, readers will beg for it again and again, whatever the consequences!"