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Joyce Grant

Joyce Grant

Joyce Grant is an author, freelance journalist, editor and Humber College prof. She delivers high-energy and inspiring workshops and presentations.

Joyce holds an MA in Creative and Critical Writing (Distinction, 2018) and a BAA in Journalism.

BOOKS

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? HOW TO SPOT FAKE NEWS AND FIND THE FACTS (Kids Can Press) was nominated for the Forest of Reading's Yellow Cedar award for non-fiction.

SLIDING HOME (Lorimer Publishing)This middle-grade baseball novel focuses on Miguel, who is holding down part-time jobs so he can bring his father to Canada from El Salvador. Set in Toronto's Christie Pits baseball field. (Sequel to Tagged Out.)

TAGGED OUT (Lorimer Publishing)Fast-paced middle-grade book about baseball, for reluctant readers. Includes a strong secondary character who is gay.

GABBY (2013, illus: Jan Dolby, pub: Fitzhenry & Whiteside)

GABBY: DRAMA QUEEN (2013, illus: Jan Dolby, pub: Fitzhenry & Whiteside)

GABBY: WONDER GIRL (2016, illus: Jan Dolby, pub: Fitzhenry & Whiteside) When Gabby drops her magic book, all of the letters fall out. Whatever she spells with those letters comes to life! Includes two pages of literacy activities.

WEBSITES

AUTHOR WEBSITE: JoyceGrantAuthor.com

KID-FRIENDLY NEWS: TeachingKidsNews.com
Free kid-friendly news articles with curriculum questions. 

Email:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada
City:
Hamilton
Province:
Ontario
Genre:
Illustrated non-fiction

Awards

Nominated: Yellow Cedar Award, Forest of Reading for Can You Believe It? How to Spot Fake News and Find the Facts, 2023
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

Are you available for public presentations and/or workshops:
Yes
Presentation Description

Post or Pass? We play this highly interactive game that teaches kids of all ages (and adults!) how to spot fake news and pass on it--or post the good stuff! Always hilarious, and everyone walks away with great information about how to spot fake news.

Presentation Length:
45 minutes
Genre:
How to Spot Fake News; Critical Thinking
Grades:
Grades 4-7, 8+
Audience Size:
0-200
Presenation:
$350
Are you available for school visits?:
Yes
Interested in participating in the Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
Yes
Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:
Yes