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June 21

The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 was one of the most famous and influential strikes in Canadian history. For six weeks, May 15 to June 26, more than 30,000 strikers brought economic activity to a standstill in Winnipeg. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the photograph below. To learn more about the General Strike read our recent Y/A novel:

City on Strike by Harriet Zaidman.


June 1

The Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC), have released their spring edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens 2019 (BBKT). The following Fitzhenry & Whiteside titles were selected for inclusion:

The Birdman by Troon Harrison and Illustrated by François Thisdale


The Garden (A Starred selection) by Meghan Ferrari


Kate's Ring by Donna Grassby




Talking to the Moon by Jan L Coates


When Wolves Howl by Georgia Graham



May 23

The Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Awards winners were announced. Winning the 2018 Snow Willow Award for grades 7 and up is


Yellow Dog by Miriam Korner.




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