Melanie Florence

Melanie Florence

By I Value Canadian Stories

Season One of a new series highlighting the work, the creative habits and unique perspectives of Canadian children and young adult authors. Listen in as 15 unique writers talk about what sparks their imaginations, tips for young authors and their take on the Canadian narrative.

Today we head to Toronto to visit with Melanie Florence, a YA author who is, herself, steeped in both Cree and Scottish heritage. In much of her work, Melanie that has shone a light into some of the shadow side of indigenous stories, drawing attention to aspects of those stories that we still need to hear. At the same time, however, Melanie looks ahead to a times when indigenous characters are portrayed as regular people doing regular things We talk about that vision and much more on this episode of I Value Canadian Stories.

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