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Meet Thérèse Casgrain (Scholastic Canada Biography)

by Elizabeth MacLeod
illustrated by Mike Deas

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social activists, women
list price: $16.99
published: 2021


Meet Thérèse Casgrain, who battled for women’s equality and social justice, and was the first woman to lead a political party in Canada!


The award-winning Scholastic Canada Biography series highlights the lives of remarkable Canadians whose achievements have inspired and changed the lives of those who followed.

From 1916 to 1925, women across Canada were starting to win right to vote, province by province . . . but not in Quebec. It took another fifteen years of protest and the leadership of Thérèse Casgrain for women there to begin to win that right. And that was only the start of Thérèse’s 50-year career! She decided to change things from inside the government too, becoming the first woman to lead a political party in Canada. And although Thérèse may not have been elected, her decades-long fight for equal rights, health care, and world peace is in itself a victory.

Written by award-winning author Elizabeth MacLeod, this portrait of Thérèse Casgrain couples simple yet compelling writing with comic-flavoured illustrations by Mike Deas that help bring this fascinating story to life!


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Praise for the Scholastic Canada Biography series:

Winner, OLA Silver Birch Express Award, 2019 (Meet Viola Desmond)Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Express Award, 2019 (Meet Tom Longboat)Short-listed, Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award (Atlantic Canada), 2020 (Meet Elsie MacGill)Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Children’s Choice), 2021 (Meet Elsie MacGill)

. . . Meet Chris Hadfield delves a little deeper and gives children the anecdotes that will be most relevant to them. It’s about dreaming and working hard and having fun while engaging with others about your passion.” (Meet Chris Hadfield) –Canlit for Little Canadians

“Elizabeth MacLeod has written an outstanding book. The language is flowing and exciting, and there are speech and thought bubbles that add humour and break up the text making the information easier to absorb . . . The illustrations by Mike Deas are as strong and beautiful as the story. “5/5 stars (Meet Elsie MacGill) – CM: Canadian Review of Materials


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Elizabeth MacLeod

Biographies, picture books, cookbooks—Elizabeth MacLeod has written them all and more. She has won many awards for her writing, including the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction, as well as Children's Choice awards across Canada. This is the fifth book Elizabeth and Frieda have written together—their most recent is How to Become an Accidental Genius. Elizabeth lives in Toronto.

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Mike Deas

MIKE DEAS est auteur-illustrateur de bandes dessinées, telles que Tank and Fizz and The Case of the Tentacle Terror. Il signe aussi les illustrations de la série Graphic Guide Adventure. Sa passion pour l'illustration a été entretenue tout au long de son enfance à l'île Saltspring, en Colombie-Britannique où il habite encore aujourd'hui.

MIKE DEAS is an author-illustrator of graphic novels, most recently Dalen and Gole: Scandal in Port Angus. His love for illustrative storytelling comes from an early love of reading and drawing while growing up on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.

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