Kari-Lynn Winters and Stephen Taylor's picture book Gift Days (Fitzhenry and Whiterside, 2012) was recently nominated for the Rainforest of Reading Award. Celebrations of reading will be held in October in Grenada and St. Lucia. This award is supported by the OLA and the One Schoolhouse Foundation.
Rukhsana was born in Lahore, Pakistan and emigrated to Canada at the age of three. She began writing for community magazines and went on to write for Adam's World children's videos. Rukhsana is a member of CANSCAIP, SCBWI and the Storytellers School of Toronto. She lives in Toronto with her husband and has four children and a grandaughter.