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Children's Nonfiction Social Activists

Biographie en images : Voici Thérèse Casgrain

by (author) Elizabeth MacLeod

illustrated by Mike Deas

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Mar 2021
Category
Social Activists, General, Women
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781443182584
    Publish Date
    Mar 2021
    List Price
    $16.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5

Description

 

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Thérèse Casgrain était une réformatrice, militante féministe et politicienne de Montréal. Mieux connue pour avoir mené la campagne en faveur du droit de vote des femmes au Québec, elle a été la première femme à être élue chef d’un parti politique au Canada. Elle a mené une longue carrière en politique et a lutté vigoureusement contre les injustices sociales, économiques et politiques qui touchaient les femmes et les hommes à cette époque.

Ce livre inspirant et informatif rend hommage à la vie de Thérèse Casgrain et à son influence dans l’histoire du Canada.

 

Thérèse Casgrain was a reformer, activist, feminist, and politician from Montreal. Best remembered for leading the campaign for women’s suffrage in Quebec, Thérèse Casgrain was the first woman to be elected the leader of a political party in Canada. She had a long political career and vigorously fought against social, economic, and political injustices affecting both women and men.

This inspirational and informative book goes through Casgrain’s life and highlights her influence in Canadian history.

Original title: Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Thérèse Casgrain

 

About the authors

Liz is one nosy author, which is why she loves writing non-fiction. She’s very curious about why people do what they do, and likes sharing with kids the amazing facts and secrets that she uncovers.As a kid in Thornhill, Ontario, the idea of being a writer never crossed Liz’s mind—she figured most authors were already dead and they definitely weren’t Canadian. Besides, it was science that interested Liz.But writing was already part of Liz’s life. After dinner on school nights, Liz and her two brothers would trudge up to their rooms, close their doors and start to do their homework—or so their parents thought. A few minutes later, a piece of paper would come sliding under Liz’s door. One of her brothers had drawn a picture, usually of some weird creature.Liz really couldn’t draw (still can’t!), so the only way she could respond was to write a short story, often about a mad scientist or space alien. She would slip the story under her brother’s door and—well, not a lot of homework got done.At university, Liz studied sciences—there was hardly any writing involved at all. But after university, she was hired as an editor at OWL magazine, where she could combine writing and her love of science. But it wasn’t long before Liz had a goal: to write a book. Her first one was about lions and since then she’s written more than fifty others.Royal Murder: The Deadly Intrigue of Ten Sovereigns (2008) is one of her favourite books because royalty has always fascinated Liz. She loved going behind the scenes with monarchs from Cleopatra to Dracula to find out just what they would do to hold onto power or protect their families.Bones Never Lie: How Forensics Helps Solve History’s Mysteries (2013) was the winner of numerous awards, including the Crime Writers of Canada 2014 Arthur Ellis Award in the Juvenile/YA category. Liz’s latest book with Annick Press, Galloping Through History: Incredible True Horse Stories (Spring 2015), combines, once again, her outstanding storytelling skills with her passion for history. This time her love of animals also shines through as she recounts the stories of six horses that changed the way humans live, travel, fight, work, and play.Liz lives in Toronto with her husband, Paul, and their cat Cosimo. While she writes, he is usually sprawled across her desk—often right on the book she needs for research!

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Mike Deas est auteur-illustrateur de bandes dessinées, telles que Tank and Fizz and The Case of the Tentacle Terror. Il signe aussi les illustrations de la série Graphic Guide Adventure. Sa passion pour l'illustration a été entretenue tout au long de son enfance à l'île Saltspring, en Colombie-Britannique où il habite encore aujourd'hui.

 

MIKE DEAS is an author/illustrator of graphic novels, most recently Tank and Fizz and the Case of the Tentacle Terror. He is the illustrator of the Graphic Guide Adventure series. His love for illustrative storytelling comes from an early love of reading and drawing while growing up on Saltspring Island, British Columbia. Visit him online at www.deasillustration.com.

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