Canadian Women Now and Then

Elizabeth MacLeod
Maïa Faddoul

This timely and relevant collection of fascinating stories about groundbreaking Canadian women, present and past, offers an inspiring, one-of-a-kind look at Canadian history.

Canadian women have long been trailblazers, creating art, making discoveries and setting records --- and often battling incredible odds and discrimination in the process. Here, award-winning children's writer Elizabeth MacLeod presents biographies of more than one hundred of these remarkable women, from the famous, such as Margaret Atwood, to the lesser known, such as multi-award-winning mathematician Karen Yeats. There are stories of activists and architects, engineers and explorers, poets and politicians and so many more. Each category pairs a historical groundbreaker with a present-day woman making her mark in that same field. Included are stories of Indigenous women, immigrants, women with disabilities and women from the LGBTQ+ community. Together, they tell the story of Canada. And together they offer a vision of what's possible, to inspire all children to blaze trails of their own.

This unique look at Canadian history is engagingly written with a storyteller's touch, making this a book that will be read for both research and pleasure. Organized by profession, it includes women in science, the arts, sports, politics, activism, law, business and more. The clean, modern design, along with the color portraits of each woman by Maia Faddoul, make the pages accessible and inviting. This excellent resource for social studies lessons also contains a time line of significant dates in Canadian women's history, a list of author's sources, further resources and an index.

978-1-5253-0061-5 | Apr 7, 2020
List Price: USD $19.99, CAD $19.99
4-color 8 x 10 80 pages
Grades: 4 To 7 / Ages: 9 to 12
978-1-5253-0520-7 | Apr 7, 2020
List Price: USD $11.99, CAD $11.99

Awards & Reviews

“An inspiring resource for readers as well as a springboard for research.”
— Kirkus Reviews, February 2020
“Whether or not they are immediately recognizable, all of these women are unforgettable.”
— Booklist, May 2020
“A recommended purchase for upper elementary and middle school libraries needing to build their reference section or nonfiction collection about women's history.”
— School Library Journal, May 2020
“Canadian Women Now and Then ... should be required reading for everyone!”
— CM Magazine, June 2020
2021 - Light Reads, Great Stories List, Ontario Library Association, Winner
2021 - Children's Choice Book Award, Hackmatack, Short-listed
2020 - OLA Best Bets, Ontario Library Association, Winner

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