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Jacqueline Guest

Arts (2013)

“I believe the key to that bright future for our children is through better literacy today. Reading Rocks!”

As a writer of fiction for children and youth, her characters often depict Indigenous cultures and deal with common issues such as bullying and blended families. Guest has published numerous short stories and 17 novels to date which are read throughout Canada and around the world. She has been presenting First Nation and Métis culture for over 20 years to Canadian audiences as a sought after speaker, presenter, workshop leader and educator. She fosters future writing careers as a mentor to up-and-coming Indigenous writers through online coaching. Her novels Free Throw and Triple Threat won the 2012 American Indian Youth Literature Award from the American Indian Library Association. Her recent novel Ghost Messages was a Silver Birch Finalist and won a gold medal at the prestigious Moonbeam Awards. Guest currently travels across Canada spreading the word of literacy and sending positive messages through her many public appearances and book signings.