Winds of L’Acadie, Ronsdale Press 2007. Golden Eagle Book Award, runner-up, Hackmatack Reader’s Choice Award, chosen as a Canadian Childrens Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens, 2008. Middle grade novel for ages 9-15.
Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Sarah travels back in time via her grandfather’s special Mi’kmaq quill box only to discover it is 1755 and the Acadian deportation is imminent. Can she help her Acadian friends escape, or will she be stuck there as well when the transport ships arrive? Themes of family, friends, and identity are woven into this accurately portrayed story from Canada’s past.
The Journal, Ronsdale Press 2015 #1 on The Calgary Herald bestsellers list. Middle grade novel for ages 9-12
Synopsis: Thirteen-year-old Kami discovers a journal in her grandparents’ old house and is transported via newspaper clippings to 1929, where she meets the famous Emily Murphy just as she is fighting the Persons Case. Themes of family, betrayal, friendship, racism and identity, and women’s rights are woven into this story from Canada’s past.