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  • How The Cougar Came to be Called the Ghost Cat - Video

    Posted on November 18th, 2010

    Check out this great video of Michael James Isaac talking about his inspiration for the children’s book How the Cougar Came to be Called the Ghost Cat and watch him read to a bunch of little kids. Just like the book, the reading is done in both English and…

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  • Chris Benjamin East Coast Speaking Events

    Posted on November 15th, 2010

    Fresh from his stint on CBC’s Canada Reads 2011 Top 40 novels, Drive-by Saviours author Chris Benjamin has a few speaking/reading engagements coming up. So if you’re around Halifax, Mount Saint Vincent University or Bridgewater, be sure to drop in and say hello.Here’s the particulars.Nov. 16, 10:30am:…

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  • Michael James Isaac and Dozay Christmas on Eastword

    Posted on November 10th, 2010

    Michael James Isaac and Dozay Christmas, author and illustrator of How the Cougar Came to be Called the Ghost Cat, are featured on the cover of Eastword! Click here to read the interview.

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  • Making it Safe to be Queer at School

    Posted on November 8th, 2010

    The Tyee just ran a fantastic article on Rebecca Haskell and Brian Burtch’s Get That Freak.Pop quiz: Can you name three gay people you learned about in high school? What about books you studied with positive homosexual characters? Did sex education cover safe homosexual sex?Chances are, if…

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  • 4 Days Left to Vote for Drive-by Saviours in Canada Reads 2011!

    Posted on November 3rd, 2010

    That’s right folks. You have just four days to vote for Chris Benjamin’s Drive-by Saviours to make the top ten Canadian novels for 2011. Four days!! Voting involves clicking maybe two buttons, and it would mean the world to us and Chris. It’s that simple.We’re still…

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  • Michael James Isaac on Breakfast Television

    Posted on October 29th, 2010

    Michael James Isaac, author of How The Cougar Came To Be Called The Ghost Cat, was just on Breakfast Television!Follow this link to watch the interview! Click here for more information on the book.

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  • Rebecca Haskell and Brian Burtch Interview

    Posted on October 29th, 2010 in Interviews

    Rebecca Haskell and Brian Burtch have seen a flurry of media response since the release of their book, Get That Freak. Anyone who thinks that homophobia, bullying and suicide in our high schools are issues that just “came out of nowhere” should watch this interview now.Sincere thanks go to…

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  • Drive-by Saviours makes Top 40 Canada Reads List

    Posted on October 28th, 2010

    Holy. Moly. We can hardly believe it. Well, actually we can, because we read Chris Benjamin’s Drive-by Saviours and then decided to release it, but still! Drive-by Saviours has been voted into the Top 40 list of Essential Canadian Novels on CBC! CHECK IT OUT.So, here’s what you,…

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  • Standing Up for Youth, Speaking Out Against Homophobia and Transphobia

    Posted on October 27th, 2010

    In the course of interviewing and speaking with sixteen lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) youth for Get That Freak: Homophobia and Transphobia in High Schools (coauthored with Brian Burtch), I heard from young people just how prevalent homophobia and transphobia were in their high school experiences. This might…

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  • How The Cougar Came to be Called the Ghost Cat - Launch Photos

    Posted on October 26th, 2010 in Book Launches

    Michael Isaac’s How the Cougar Came to be Called the Ghost Cat is a beautiful, unique and powerful book. Aside from being Roseway’s first children’s book, Ghost Cat is written both in English and Mi’kmaw, making this book all the more special.Michael Isaac has been…

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