Rad Dads In Children’s Lit

Books featuring families with two fathers. Books showing the diversity of dads. (A version of this article first appeared in Kingston Neighbours magazine, June, 2022.) Dads have often gotten a bad rap in children’s stories.  Take fairy tales, for example. Sometimes dads are weak, like the father in Hansel and Gretel who abandons his children... Continue Reading →

A MOMent for Mothers

I’ll love you forever,  I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living my Mommy you’ll be. -- Love You Forever, by Canadian children’s author, Robert Munsch Written in 1986, Munsch’s iconic Love You Forever, a children’s story about a mother’s unconditional love for her son and the circle of life, has sold 15... Continue Reading →

Canadian Black History, Told by Black Voices

(A version of this article first appeared in Kingston Neighbours magazine, February, 2022.) For the shortest month of the year, February has so many events and holidays: Lunar New Year, Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, National Flag of Canada Day, Family Day and Freedom to Read Week! I encourage everyone to take a visit (or several!)... Continue Reading →

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