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Anne Carter

Anne Carter

Anne Laurel Carter writes for young readers and teaches at the University of Toronto. Her 19 books includes YA non-fiction, picture books, novels, and an anthology of womens' memoirs. She is a 2X CLA Award winner and received a Jane Adamm's honor award.

  • the Canadian Library Association Best Book of the Year for Children Award 2009
  • The Society of School Librarians Best International Book Award 2009
  • an IRA Notable Book for a Global Society 2009
  • the Jane Addam's Honor Award for peace 2009
  • nomination for the Red Maple Award 2010.
Toronto, ON


Last Chance Bay. Penguin, 2004.
To Pirate Island, Our Canadian Girl. Penguin, 2004.
The F Team. illus. Rose Cowles. Orca, 2003.
My Home Bay. illus. Alan & Lea Daniel. Red Deer, 2003.
Circus Play. illus. Joanne Fitzgerald. Orca, 2002.
My Wedding Dress. Random House, 2007
Wide as Wings. Penguin, 2005
The Shepherd's Granddaughter. Groundwood Books, 2008
Out of the Deeps. Orca Books, 2008
Night Boy. Orca , 2012
My River. Formac, 2018


Mr. Christie Award for Best Picture Book, 2003.
Nominated, Blue Spruce, 2004.
Finalist, Silver Birch, 2002.
Vicky Metcalf Award for "Surviving the Iron Lung", 1999.
CLA Best Book of the Year for Children for Last Chance Bay, 2005
CLA Best Book of the Year for Children for The Shepherd's Granddaughter, 2009
Golden Oak Award Nominee, 2008
Honor Book for the Jane Addam's Award for The Shepherd's Granddaughter, 2009
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:


Presentation Description

Anne tailors her presentation to students' grade level and  interest. She uses her award-winning novels and picture books to inspire reading and writing. She currently has unique power point presentations about writing The Shepherd's Granddaughter in order to talk about the Palestinian situation and social justice issues, as well as presentations for primary and middle grade students.

Presentation Length:
40 - 90 min depending on audience
Audience Size: