June Callwood : A Life of Action

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

Praise & Recognition

Compelling and inspiring, without being dragged down by unnecessary detail. Resource Links
This inspirational tale of an exemplary life is highly recommended for school libraries. 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. Globe and Mail

Ontario Library Association - Golden Oak Award 2007 - Short-listed

Ontario Library Association - Golden Oak Award 2008 - Commended


Publication Date: October 31, 2006

Reading Age: 9 - 12

Genre: Children's Nonfiction

Product Format: Paperback

Pages: 142

ISBN: 978-1-897187-14-2

Anne Dublin

About the Author

Anne Dublin

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. She has also written the children’s historical fiction novel The Orphan Rescue.
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