Reading Between The “Limes”
Summer Reading Recommendations for You
Join us throughout the summer as we explore the world of young adult and adult fiction through the eyes of educators and students from across Canada.


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New York-based author, Barbara Dee, writes about topics and issues that are very familiar and “real” to her middle grade audience: relationships, friendship, school, parents and family.

Barbara’s latest novel, My Life in the Fish Tank” is the story…

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Jonelle St. Aubyn is a passionate teacher librarian with the Peel District School Board. Her “Reading Between the Limes” selections reflect her commitment to providing all students access to books in which they can see and find themselves.


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Ainara Alleyne is a grade 6 student in Hamilton, Ontario. She is passionate about sharing books that feature people of colour and diversity. In fact, Ainara is so committed to sharing her love of reading that she has an Instagram account called Ainara…

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Ardo Omer is the Kids Coordinator The Fold Kids (@foldkids), cohost of the popular comic and graphic novel podcast, Put a Blurb on it and an advisor for Canada Comics Open Library.

Ardo’s three choices for Reading Between the Limes:

The Field Guide…

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Amanda Potts is a high school English and Special Education teacher in Ottawa, Ontario. Persistence and Pedagogy. She is an avid reader and, as our conversation reveals, choosing just 3 books was not an easy task!

Here are Amanda’s picks for Reading…

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Toni Duval is the teacher-librarian at Beatty Fleming Senior Public School in Brampton, Ontario. Her enthusiasm for books is “audible” and I was excited by the choices that she brought along for today’s conversation:

Proud: Living My American Dream…

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Fiona Ross is a Teacher Librarian in the Peel District School Board, a planning member of Thea Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) and a founding member of the Author’s Book Club.

Fiona brought three interesting selections with her for today’s…

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Julie Hough teachers grades 7 & 8 in the Trillium Lakelands School District. She has a passion for books of all types and admits to a “book buying problem” when it comes to stocking her classroom library.

She brought the following books into today’s…

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Rabia Khokhar is an Elementary LTO Teacher with the TDSB. She just finished an LTO as a Teacher- Librarian at a Downtown Toronto School. She loves books because they are a wonderful way to bring people together and learn about different experiences….

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Laurie Hnatiuk is a recently-retired teacher librarian from Saskatchewan. A lover of all children’s, middle grade and YA literature, Laurie has a special place in her heart for picture books.

Lots of great selections in this episode of Reading…

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Stephen Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.