Aaron Paquette is First Nations/Métis. He is married, has children and is visited by a shadowy dark raven called depression. Despite that, or because of it, he hopes to share what a gift every day can be. Lightfinder is Paquette’s debut fantasy novel for young adults. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta.
For Indigenous History Month we're featuring books written by Indigenous authors and the people behind them. Today we celebrate Kegedonce Press, an Indigenous-owned and -operated publisher based on the traditional territory of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation publishing beautifully ... Read more
We love tuning into CBC’s Canada Reads, and this year was no exception. We have some If You Liked x follow up reads to the books championed during the debates.
Canada 150 has been a chance to reflect on our country's great achievements, sure, but with it comes a sobering look at its history of settlers mistreating the Indigenous peoples who were here first. In comes Indigenizing: a process of (re)introducing Indigenous customs, languages, ... Read more
After a holiday hiatus, In Review is back to give you the Coles Notes on literary happenings around the web and in our own backyard. Scroll on for our bookish news and recommendations.
Last year we resolved to expand our reading of new literary voices and while we'll continue that this year, we're making more reading resolutions in 2017. Find out below what each member of team ALU is resolving this year, and which books we missed in 2016 that we're putting ... Read more
Not enough literary festivals last week for you? Check out this week, with festivals in Victoria, Vancouver, Lethbridge, Winnipeg, and Toronto. But that's not all!
Are you hosting an event featuring an author whose titles are available on All Lit Up? Send the event details, including ... Read more
We're back with our third day of Canada Reads pairings. The debates were decidedly friendlier than Day two, with all panelists sharing kind words for the remaining books in the competition. Our followup pick echoes the mysticism and sisterhood of the title that was eliminated ... Read more
Established in 1993, Kegedonce Press’ motto is “w’daub awae” (“speaking true”), and they certainly practice what they preach. Kegedonce fosters the creative cultural expression of Indigenous Peoples through the publication of books that involve Indigenous Peoples ... Read more
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