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Growing young

Looking back and moving forward in Canadian children’s publishing

FOR THIS MONTH’S Kidlit Spotlight (p. 21), Halifax writer Stephanie Domet interviewed Margie Wolfe, publisher of Toronto’s Second Story Press, who has been producing feminist books for more than 40 years. Last October, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre honoured Wolfe for her publishing and socialjustice work at an event during which many of her colleagues stood up to praise her longtime commitment to the cause.

Wolfe talks to Domet about a forthcoming Second Story title, Naomi M. Moyer’s Black Women Who Dared, which features profiles of 10 Black women and women’s collectives from Canada and the U.S. Wolfe expresses concern that the current demand for female-empowerment titles is seen as a new trend rather than part of a broader legacy.

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