Award News: 2013 Speaker's Book Award

Award News: 2013 Speaker's Book Award

Posted on November 8 by Arlene Chan And Peggy Dymond Leavey
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Dundurn is thrilled to announce that The Chinese in Toronto from 1878  by Arlene Chan and Laura Secord: Heroine of the War of 1812 by Peggy Dymond Leavey have both been nominated for the 2013 Speaker’s Book Award. Sponsored by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, the Speaker’s Book Award “recognizes works by Ontario authors reflecting the diverse culture and rich history of the province and of its residents.” The winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Ontario Legislature. 

Arlene Chan

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014

Arlene Chan

Arlene Chan is a third-generation Chinese Canadian who was born in Toronto and spent her early years in "Old Chinatown" at Elizabeth and Dundas Streets where she helped at her parents' restaurant. Her other books include The Chinese in Toronto from 1878 and Paddles Up! Dragon Boat Racing in Canada. She lives in Toronto.

Peggy Dymond Leavey

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Peggy Dymond Leavey

Peggy Dymond-Leavey is a writer, poet, and storyteller. Her books for young people include Sky Lake Summer, The Deep End Gang, The Path Through the Trees, and Growing Up Ivy. She is the author of Quest biographies Mary Pickford and Laura Secord, which was a finalist for the Speaker's Book Award in 2013. Peggy lives in Trenton, Ontario.