Agent: Marie Campbell A former high school teacher, Don Aker has written nineteen books, among them several novels for teenagers.
His young adult fiction has earned him numerous awards, among them the Canadian Library Association’s Honour Book Award for The Space Between, the Ontario Library Association’s White Pine Award for The First Stone, Atlantic Canada’s Ann Connor Brimer Award for The First Stone and Of Things Not Seen, and the Canadian Authors Association’s Lilla Stirling Award for Of Things Not Seen and One on One.
As the tale unfolds, however, [the reader] follows the changes [he experiences] and sees that he is worthwhile, worth the effort.
She is also a lawyer by profession and works closely with the South Asian Immigrant community in Toronto, which also helps her to find the seeds for incredible stories of courage, love, and resilience.
Agent: Stephanie Sinclair Jordan Abel is a Nisga’a writer from BC where he is pursuing a Ph D at Simon Fraser University where his research concentrates on Indigenous literature.
Learn more at: Samantha Haywood Mariama Ahmed is a writer and freelance content marketer based in Toronto, Ontario.
Her writings and interviews have been featured on CBC’s Fresh Air and Life Rattle Press.
The Fifth Rule would make an excellent novel to study in the classroom, both for its composition and for its themes and issues.” – Highly Recommended, Canadian Materials The Space Between With his incredible high-wire talent for balancing sensitive subjects with sardonic, teen-friendly humour, Aker delivers another brilliant must-read novel.