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Where There Are Women, There is Literary Magic

Women have been making literary history for centuries. The first known novel was written in the early 11th century by a woman, Murasaki Shikibu. Phillis Wheatley’s poetry challenged the historic claim of intellectual inferiority among African Americans. At 18, Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, one of the earliest examples of science fiction. Today, women continue to empower and change the world. 

This month, we are celebrating the voices of women past and present in a curated Women’s History Month collection.

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Behind the Art: Newly Released Autism Arts and Future Possible

There is nothing quite like holding an entire exhibition in your hands; works of art that could fill a room are instead nestled into the spine of one book. Art books are wonderous, but their lives are not merely contained in their pages. Autism Arts and Future Possible are our latest art titles, and we wanted to share a little more from them.

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It's Black History Month

Ah February, the second month of the year and a moment to recognize and celebrate Black history.  

As a publisher, we are honoured to share Black voices and stories through our published works. Visit our curated Black History Month collection to read the work of reggae poet Kwame Dawes; experience the art of Mickalene Thomas in Femmes Noires; discover the advantages and challenges of a trade practise based on dialogue, transparency, and respect in Fair Trade: A Human Journey; and navigate the impossible maze of the Ethiopian diaspora in the novel Daughters of Silence by Rebecca Fisseha.

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Blind Book Date

We know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but it’s hard not to with online shopping being so image heavy. So this coming Valentine’s Day, why not go on a blind date with a book? We’ve picked some eligible titles that you can find at finer bookstores or on our website.
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Remember and Reimagine

. . . Everything Remains Raw accompanied an exhibition at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in 2018: a photographic excavation of Toronto's hip hop archive. Here is an excerpt from an essay by contributor Felicia Mings, who dives into the artwork of Toronto-based artist Elicser Elliott. 
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