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Author Joyce Barkhouse Named to Order of Canada

Also following the children’s book theme… Children’s author, Joyce Barkhouse was named as a Member to the Order of Canada on December 30. The Order of Canada is the highest civilian honour within the country and recognizes a lifetime of distinguished service. The Nova Scotia native is honoured for her contributions to children’s literature and […]

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Canadians don’t know Canadian authors

According to this article in the National Post nearly half of Canadians can’t name a Canadian author… Findings of the survey of 1,502 Canadians, aged 15 and older, suggest young Canadians are the most ignorant about Canada’s writers. Almost two-thirds (62%) could not name a Canadian author in an unaided exercise. Among respondents who could […]

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