Nikik and Wapus Save the People
Nikik the otter and Wapus the rabbit are good friends who can’t stop playing pranks. Their antics lead them to discover a plot to hoodwink the people and steal their food!
This is Joe McLellan's 13th book for Pemmican, following 11 titles in the enduring Nanabosho series and Good Girl, winner of the McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award (Younger Category) at the 2009 Manitoba Book Awards. It is illustrated by acclaimed artist Jackie Traverse, an Anishinabe.
February 19, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Alexis Ant Marooned in Africa
Alexis Ant leads four friends on board a huge military aircraft when the doors shut and it takes off. They are forced off the plane and find themselves marooned in Sudan, Africa. How can they get back on board the plane to return?
Kit Read is currently working on the sequel, tentatively entitled Alexis Ant Meets the Headless Zombies.
February 21, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove.
Penner will be reading from his books for children and his adult poetry, That Door
Vernon Penner's books for children in grades 3 and 4 teach the power of prayer without preaching. His two books have been translated into Plautdietsch (Low German).
His adult poetry collection, That Door, is a heartfelt journey through his own life.
February 23, 2:30 pm in the Atrium
Speaking & signing Black and Blue Sari
One in every four women experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
Black and Blue Sari is a harrowing autobiography of the abuse author Kamal Dhillon suffered after an arranged marriage - the constant threats as she struggled to protect herself and her family.
Kamal is a public speaker and workshop facilitator. She has worked with the abused in shelters, spoken on numerous TV and radio shows and has received several prestigious awards. Kamal was the keynote speaker for the Surrey Board of Trade’s Police of the Year Award Gala and for the Fraser Valley Victim Services Conference. She regularly teaches at the Justice Institute where police and corrections officers are trained.