Secrets Revealed: Marthe Jocelyn

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My Secret by Marthe Jocelyn Marthe’s novel, A Big Dose of Lucky, is part of the forthcoming Secrets series. Let’s call her Debbie. I know she had a common white-girl name for a child born in the 1950’s. She was in a grade below mine, which means a lot when you’re nine years old. And she wasn’t white. She had the only brown face out of the several hundred pale ones at Balmy Beach Public School in the east end of Toronto.  When I think about her now–and my awful secret–my stomach turns over, impressed […]






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Author Feature: Sylvia Taekema

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#TuesdayTalk with Sylvia Taekema. Sylvia’s new middle reader, Ripple Effect, launches today! Sylvia, you’ve written two books for kids ages 8-11. How do you get into the mind of your target audience? Kids this age are great because they tell it like it is. They tell you what they love about a story and they tell you what they don’t. I love to spend time with children in this age group. They are fun, energetic and enthusiastic and they are always ready for more. My experiences with them in the classroom as a supply teacher […]






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