Read to Remember: Discussions with Canada’s History Writers

Meet the Author: Arlene Chan

Arlene Chan discusses writing about Chinese-Canadian history for children.

Meet the Author: Elizabeth MacLeod

Meet the Author: Frieda Wishinsky

Meet the Author: Kathy Kacer

Read to Remember

Authors Hugh Brewster, Deborah Ellis and Ken Setterington discuss writing about war for children. Moderated by Gillian O’Reilly.

Interview with Hugh Brewster

Author Hugh Brewster talks about writing about war and history for children.

Hugh Brewster has written 16 books beginning with Anastasia’s Album in 1996. On Juno Beach won the Information Book Award in 2005 and At Vimy Ridge was a Norma Fleck Award winner in 2008. He has contributed two novels to Scholastic’s I Am Canada series and Prisoner of Dieppe is a Hackmatack Award winner. His latest book, From Vimy to Victory was published in September 2014.

Interview with Deborah Ellis

Author Deborah Ellis talks about writing about war and history for children.

Deborah Ellis writes books for young people on the impact of war and other bad decisions on the lives of people caught in the crossfire. She lives in Simcoe, Ontario and her website is www.deborahellis.com.

Interview with Ken Setterington

Author Ken Setterington talks about his latest book, Branded by the Pink Triangle.

Ken Setterington is a storyteller, author, children’s book reviewer, and a librarian. He has served on the award committees for the Newbery, Caldecott and Sibert awards. He is the author of the ground-breaking picture book Mom and Mum are Getting Married. In 2014 Branded by the Pink Triangle was named an honour book by the ALA’s Stonewall Book Awards. Ken has been an active storyteller with Queers in Your Ears and he is a regular reviewer for CBC Radio and several publications. He lives with his partner in Toronto.

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