Picturing Canada: A History of Canadian Children’s Illustrated Books and Publishing (University of Toronto Press) by Gail Edwards and Judith Saltman has been shortlisted for the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Book Prize, for best book in the Humanities. The awards recognize scholarly manuscripts that are vital to the growth of humanity’s knowledge, and enrich the social, cultural and intellectual life of Canada and the world. Four prizes – two in English and two in French – worth $2,500 each are awarded each year. Eligible titles have been supported by the Federation’s Aid to Scholarly Publications Program and the winners selected by a cross-Canada jury of scholars.
Picturing Canada has been well-received and was recently ‘highly recommended’ in a review from CM Magazine. From Dr. Gregory Bryan, professor of children’s literature at the University of Manitoba: “The authors not only come well qualified for the task that they have undertaken, but they represent an interesting combination, with Edwards’ specialization in history and Saltman’s specialization in children’s literature.”
Gail Edwards is the chair of the Department of History at Douglas College and Judith Saltman is an associate professor at the School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies and the chair of the Master of Arts in Children’s Literature Program at the University of British Columbia.
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