Lynn Johnston’s new books

“During her so-called retirement in North Vancouver, award-winning cartoonist, Lynn Johnston (at left) began writing kidlit about robots – the Alottabotz series –  with three titles to date.FULL STORY

 

Every child matters

July 12th, 2023

As the founder of Orange Shirt Day and an Indigenous survivor of the Canadian residential school system, Phyllis Webstad has an important message in her newest book Every Child Matters (Medicine Wheel Publishing $24.99). The picture book for children details Webstad’s harrowing experience at the colonial institution where many other Indigenous children before and after her suffered until the last BC school closed in 1983. Residential schools and their enforcers taught Indigenous children that they did not matter, but Webstad seeks to turn the page on intergenerational trauma and promote healing. Paired with illustrations by Karlene Harvey, Every Child Matters tells children about the history and impact of the residential school system, while emphasizing the importance of culture, reconciliation and resilience. 9781778540165

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • About Us

    BC BookLook is an independent website dedicated to continuously promoting the literary culture of British Columbia.