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
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Peggy Dymond Leavey

Peggy Dymond Leavey's previous books include Sky Lake Summer, The Deep End Gang, and The Path Through the Trees, all of which were nominated for the Silver Birch Award. Recently, she published Growing Up Ivy, Mary Pickford, and Laura Secord. Peggy lives in Trenton, Ontario.