June Callwood

June Callwood


By Anne Dublin


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. June's love for life and her desire to help others will inspire young readers who want to make their world a better place.

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About the Author

Anne Dublin is a former teacher-librarian and award-winning author living in Toronto. She has written two biographies for Second Story Press—June Callwood: A Life of Action and Bobbie Rosenfeld: The Olympian Who Could Do Everything—as well as Dynamic Women Dancers, part of the Women’s Hall of Fame series, and two children’s historical fiction novels 44 Hours or Strike! and The Orphan Rescue.

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Product Information

  • Release: October 31, 2006

  • $14.95 Paperback

  • 142 Pages

  • 7.5 x 9

  • Children’s Nonfiction

  • Ages 9-13 / Grades 4-8

  • Guided Reading: X

  • ISBN: 9781897187142


  • Character Education
    > Strong Female Role Models

  • Language Arts
    > Biography

  • History & Social Studies
    > Canadian History
    > Social Justice


Awards for June Callwood: A Life of Action

  • 2008 Golden Oak Award Finalist - Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading

Praise for June Callwood: A Life of Action

"Compelling and inspiring..." - Resource Links

"This inspirational tale of an exemplary life is highly recommended for school libraries." - The Midwest Book Review

"… rich insights into the life of this brilliant Toronto activist and writer. An admiring portrait of an exceptional woman." - Quill & Quire

"This is a life to know about—perhaps even to emulate—for those who hope to make their own difference in the world." - The Globe and Mail