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Bill to go on tour with TD Book Week In May, Bill will tour Prince Edward Island as part of the TD Canadian Children's Book Week 2015 national tour. The tour is organized by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre in Toronto. Each year, 30 or so authors and illustrators are sponsored on the tour outside of their own home provinces, to do school author visits and public presentations. The tour will be May 2-9. As sponsor, TD/CCBC covers all travel and accommodations costs, and schools and libraries may arrange for visits and readings through tour organizers. For a full list of those on the tour this year: http://www.bookweek.ca/ An interesting note: of the 29 authors, illustrators and performers to be part of the 2015 tour, two are from the community of Courtice: Bill, and fellow author (and Ajax librarian) Joel Sutherland. Bill’s book on Hurricane Carter released Bill’s third book in the REAL JUSTICE series by Lorimer was released in late 2014. REAL JUSTICE: Jailed for Life for Being Black (the story of Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter) joins his two other books in this notable series. Bill’s earlier book on the Steven Truscott story won the Ontario Library Association Red Maple Award, and was nominated for the Norma Fleck Award for Children’s Non-fiction (2013). Last year, his book on the Donald Marshall, Jr. case was released to strong reviews. (REAL JUSTICE: Convicted for Being Mi’kmaq. The award-winning series in now six books strong. Author Cynthia Faryon, has been nominated for a Red Maple Non-Fiction award 2015 (David Milgaard), and last year was nominated for a White Pine for her book on Guy Paul Morin.
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Hurricane Carter book honoured by School Library Journal The School Library Journal has included Bill’s book on Hurricane Carter in its In the Margins List Top 2015 Titles for Youth in Custody. REAL JUSTICE: Jailed for Life for Being Black, has been listed as one of 15 non- fiction books published in Canada and the United States recommended for youths dealing with the justice system. The School Library Journal is the largest publication of its kind in the world, with a circulation of 38,000 subscribers and 100,000 readers, most of whom are school librarians. To see the announcement of the top ten:  To see the extended list: (scroll down to non-fiction section)
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