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A Life of Action
Nonfiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 142
Themes: Biography, inspiration
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: 01/Mar/2007
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A biography for young readers on the inspiring life of June Callwood, one of Canada’s greatest journalists and humanitarians. Filled with images and details of June’s life, from her humble beginnings in small-town Ontario to her work as a journalist, where she interviewed Elvis, to her founding of Jessie's house, a place to provide support and housing for teen parents. Her love for life and her desire to help others will inspire young readers who want to make their world a better place.

Quill & Quire
"Rich details and insight into the life of this brilliant Toronto activist and writer. This is an admiring, enlightening portrait of the life and times of an exceptional woman who knows how to live, share, and survive with exemplary grace."
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Compelling and inspiring, without being dragged down by unnecessary detail.
Midwest Book Review
This inspirational tale of an exemplary life is highly recommended for school libraries.
Globe and Mail
This is a life to know about - perhaps even to emulate - for those who hope to make their own difference in the world.


Ontario Library Association - Golden Oak Award  | 2007 | Short-listed
Ontario Library Association - Golden Oak Award  | 2008 | Commended

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