Quill and Quire

Children's publishing

Kevin Sands on theoretical physics, smoke bombs, and the biggest compliment he’s received from a fan

Toronto author Kevin Sands had earned two degrees in theoretical physics and was toiling away as a researcher and teacher before writing his first middle-grade novel, The Blackthorn Key (Simon & Schuster Canada).

Q&A: Kidlit scholar Heba Elsherief on the problematic representation of Muslim girls in children’s literature

In her work as a PhD student at University of Toronto and children’s literature teacher at Seneca College, Heba Elsherief has turned her attention toward the representations of Muslim characters in children’s literature.