June Callwood

  • Pages:142
  • Publisher:Second Story Press
  • Themes:Journalism, Activism, Humanitarianism, Human Rights, Support
  • Pub Date:10/31/2006
  • Age Groups:Nonfiction Ages 9-12

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.

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