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Happy Lunar New Year! January 25, 2020 – Posted in: Blog, Inspiration

Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快乐!  Last year, we celebrated some of our authors who were born in the Year of the Pig, and this year, we have no one from the Year of the Rat! What we did find out though, were the lucky colours for whoever will be celebrating the Rat, and we compiled a list of some blue, green and gold books for you! Fun fact: one of the lucky numbers for rats…

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“The Youth of God” by Hassan Ghedi Santur on Canada Reads Longlist! January 10, 2020 – Posted in: Award Nominations/Wins, Giveaway

In case you haven’t heard, Hassan Ghedi Santur’s novel, The Youth of God, is on the longlist for Canada Reads!  The Youth of God tells the story of Nuur, a sensitive and academically gifted seventeen-year-old boy growing up in Toronto’s Somali neighbourhood, as he negotiates perilously between the calling of his faith and his intellectual ambitions. Trying to influence him are a radical Muslim imam and a book-loving, dedicated teacher who shares his background. In…

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