Sudbury author and Writers’ Guild member Danielle Daniel has won the prestigious Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award tonight (Nov 17, 2016) for her book Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox, which was published by Groundwood Books in 2015. Danielle wrote and illustrated the book.
About the Book: In this introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals, young children explain why they identify with different creatures such as a deer, beaver or moose. Delightful illustrations show the children wearing masks representing their chosen animal, while the few lines of text on each page work as a series of simple poems throughout the book. In a brief author’s note, Danielle Daniel explains the importance of totem animals in Anishinaabe culture and how they can also act as animal guides for young children seeking to understand themselves and others. (Groundwood Books)
Danielle was nominated for the award along with, In a Cloud of Dust – Written by Alma Fullerton and Illustrated by Brian Deines; InvisiBill – Written by Maureen Fergus and Illustrated by Dušan Petričić ; Sidewalk Flowers Storyline by JonArno Lawson and Illustrated by Sydney Smith and The Wolf-Birds Written and illustrated by Willow Dawson. The jury members were Maria Martella, owner of Tinlids Inc., a wholesaler of children’s and teen books for schools and libraries; Janis Nostbakken, Children’s Media Specialist; Larry Swartz, Instructor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and Brock University, and author of This Is a Great Book!
The prize was one of several handed out as part of the 2016 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards and was worth $20,000.
You can read more about the Canadian Children`s Book Centre Awards here – http://bookcentre.ca/programs/awards/
Congrats to Danielle and the other winners tonight!
You can read more about the winners tonight here – http://www.cbc.ca/books/2016/11/melanie-florence-francois-thisdale-win-30k-td-canadian-childrens-literature-award.html
Danielle`s books is available locally as well as online through retailers such as Chapters Indigo and Amazon.
— The CCBC (@kidsbookcentre) November 18, 2016
There are two upcoming book launches happening this week involving members of the Sudbury Writers’ Guild.
On Friday you can join Danielle Daniel in launching her powerful new memoir “The Dependent” being published by Latitude 46.
The Dependent Book Launch Party
Friday Sept 30th, 7-10 p.m.
Natura Events (at Verdicchio Ristorante) 1351 Kelly Lake Rd. Sudbury.
Live music by Natalie Crispo
Snacks provided / Cash Bar
Free admission – copies available for sale ($20 Each) and signing
Danielle recently had an article in the Sudbury Star discussing her new book and the launch – Link here – http://www.thesudburystar.com/2016/09/25/book-capturessudbury-couples-struggle
If you are unable to make it out to the launch, you can order the book online via Amazon and Latitude 46 or come out to Chapters on the Kingsway on Oct. 29 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. where Danielle will be hosting another signing.
The second book launch is by former Sudbury Poet Laureate and Guild member – Roger Nash, who is releasing his latest book of poetry “Zigzags” in celebration of Culture Days this coming Saturday Oct 1st.
Roger Nash’s Zigzags Book Launch
Saturday Oct 1st, 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Main Library – 74 Mackenzie Street, Sudbury.
Books will be available for purchase and signing.
You can hear Roger reading from his new book in this CBC Interview here – http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/roger-nash-zigzags-poetry-sudbury-1.3780539
Congrats to both Danielle and Roger and look forward to attending the events.