Lee Airton is at work on their first book, a mixture of prescriptive nonfiction with personal experiences woven throughout, presently titled: “They’re Here: An Everyday Guide to Gender-Friendly Language and Practice”.Agent: Marie Campbell A former high school teacher, Don Aker has written nineteen books, among them several novels for teenagers.In 2012, they founded They Is My Pronoun, a Q A-based blog about gender-neutral pronoun usage and user support. Airton offers individualized support and advice to gender-neutral pronoun users and allies, including teachers, parents and co-workers.They are also the founder of the No Big Deal Campaign, a social media initiative that helps people show support for transgender peoples’ right to have their pronouns used. Airton received a 2017 Youth Role Model of the Year Award from the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity. Airton has worked with hundreds of teacher candidates to widen the circle of belonging and participation for students of all genders and sexualities. Airton’s scholarly work has appeared in the journals Sex Education, Curriculum Inquiry, and Teachers College Record. Susan Woolley, they are editing a forthcoming collection of lesson plans on gender diversity for K-12 teachers.This book will appeal to older readers looking for suspenseful realistic fiction.The Fifth Rule would make an excellent novel to study in the classroom, both for its composition and for its themes and issues.” – Highly Recommended, Canadian Materials The Space Between With his incredible high-wire talent for balancing sensitive subjects with sardonic, teen-friendly humour, Aker delivers another brilliant must-read novel.His young adult fiction has earned him numerous awards, among them the Canadian Library Association’s Honour Book Award for The Space Between, the Ontario Library Association’s White Pine Award for The First Stone, Atlantic Canada’s Ann Connor Brimer Award for The First Stone and Of Things Not Seen, and the Canadian Authors Association’s Lilla Stirling Award for Of Things Not Seen and One on One.The father of two daughters, Don lives with his wife on Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy shoreline.
Learn more at: Samantha Haywood Mariama Ahmed is a writer and freelance content marketer based in Toronto, Ontario.She also co-host of The Woman Up Podcast, an open discussion with women of all walks of life from almost every continent as they journey into self betterment, one conversation at a time.She is currently working on her first book, a memoir on her personal journey with the niqab as a woman that veils. Lee Airton is an Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies in Education at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.She lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.Agent: Fiona Kenshole Ryan Alexander-Tanner became fascinated by comics at a very young age and not much has changed since then.