Book Review: Paying the Land by Joe Sacco

Book Review: Paying the Land by Joe Sacco

It’s important that as you read my review, you understand that this is my first Joe Sacco book. Of course I’ve heard of him, but Paying the Land is the first book of his that has really appealed to me, maybe because it’s rooted in Canada and deals...
Book Review: Five Little Indians by Michelle Good

Book Review: Five Little Indians by Michelle Good

I won’t say my reading is influenced by awards, because it rarely is – quite often, my book choices depend on the themes I’ve come up with for my monthly radio segment, and the books that land on my doorstep for review. But every so often I break out...
Book Review: The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour by Dawn Dumont

Book Review: The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour by Dawn Dumont

I’m no dancer, but I FEEL like doing a little jig of excitement when I see Indigenous author Dawn Dumont has a new book coming. She is without a doubt one of my favourite writers, and in my humble opinion, one of the best Canadian writers working today. If you...
Book Review: All the Quiet Places by Brian Thomas Isaac

Book Review: All the Quiet Places by Brian Thomas Isaac

These past few weeks I’ve been checking my news feed every few hours, hoping for a break in the case of missing author Dawn Dumont and her son, and I’m happy to report she has been found safe with her son, in the U.S. There will be some difficult times...
IveReadThis Jr. Edition: The Natural World Around Them

IveReadThis Jr. Edition: The Natural World Around Them

What I loved about all these books was the ability to open up my kids’ minds to something different – a different way of life, a different way of seeing things, and most importantly, a different perspective, and the gorgeous illustrations in each were just...