Tag: <span>historical</span>

Q&A with Lights along the River author Pat Lamondin Skene

Inspired by the true story of electricity coming to Britt, Ontario, in January 1952, years after much of North America had already been connected to the grid, Lights along the River paints a picture of what small-town life was like for children seventy years ago when there were no electronic devices for entertainment.

Hear from author Pat Lamondin Skene on what it was like to write about her childhood memories and what she hopes readers will take away from her new picture book.

Author Feature: Andrea Curtis

Big Water: Seventeen-year-old Christina McBurney, grieving the loss of her twin brother, Jonathan, to consumption, runs away from her Parkdale home and secures passage on the SS Asia, on its way to Sault Ste. Marie. But when the overloaded and top-heavy steamship sinks in a violent storm, Christina must figure …