Category Archives: YA fiction

Leora Freedman’s Parachuting: A cross-cultural young adult novel

Award winning author, Leora Freedman, is well-known among literary journals for her crossover young adult novels and short fiction. A citizen of the US, Canada, and Israel, Freedman has traveled extensively in pursuit of her multidisciplinary interests. With a wide … Continue reading

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Carolyn Pogue at the Achieving the Promise Forum, 2012

Public Interest Alberta held a forum on ‘Achieving the Promise’ to eliminate child poverty in Alberta in Edmonton last month. Among the speakers was author Carolyn Pogue, who spoke of the systemic issues facing children in the province as well … Continue reading

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Carolyn Pogue to sign copies of the Gwen books at Word on the Street Toronto

This Sunday in Toronto we’re setting up shop at Word on the Street in Toronto. Check us out at the South side of Queen’s Park, booth 224. And between 2:30 and 4:00 pm there will be a meet and greet … Continue reading

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Representations of the Blackfoot: Carolyn Pogue’s “West Wind Calling”

The Legends Project is a CBC podcast venture dedicated to enlivening legends and stories from Canada’s Inuit and First Nations people. Recorded in both English and native languages at Red Crow College, these dramatic oral tales lend a welcome hand … Continue reading

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Carolyn Pogue event for the launch of her writer’s residency

For those of you in Calgary this week, here is a posting for an event that commences Carolyn Pogue’s residency at the Alexandra Writers Centre. Carolyn wrote the novel Gwen, and is an inspiring writer, speaker, educator, and activist. More … Continue reading

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Parachuting in 2011

Save the date! Sumach Press invites you to join us in celebrating the launch of Leora Freedman’s Parachuting in Toronto, Thursday January 20th, from 6 to 8 pm. The event will be in room 318 of the Miles Nadal JCC … Continue reading

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Parachuting, a young adult novel by Leora Freedman

Another title to think of this Chanukah season. This is the story of Zoe Diamond, a high school student in the suburbs of Connecticut in 1973. Zoe’s best friend Naomi hides suicidal tendencies with a rebellious attitude. And while Zoe … Continue reading

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