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Jacqueline Guest

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Member
First Name
Jacqueline
Last Name
Guest
Province or Territory
Alberta
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Professional information

Bio
Jacqueline lives and writes in a log cabin nestled in the pinewoods of the Rocky Mountain foothills of Alberta. Her award winning books are unique in that many of the main characters come from different ethnic backgrounds including First Nations, Inuit or Métis. Her well-drawn characters face issues common to every child such as bullying, blended families and physical challenges and are strong role models for today’s youth. Jacqueline’s historical novels present Canada’s vibrant past as an exciting read children, teachers and parents will enjoy. Her young adult mysteries address teenage problems in a sensitive way while still providing a great page-turner. Jacqueline's interactive curriculum-based History and Culture Presentations appeal to students in all grade levels and are of interest as they incorporate her own Métis background as she shows how the Métis people are a strong part of the fabric of Canada’s past. Her Easy Key Writing Workshops provide the three-steps needed to face any essay and win! Jacqueline has participated in Mamawenig, the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Literacy Gathering, where she helped shape the direction of Native literacy in Saskatchewan. She has performed pro-bono workshops at the Edmonton Young Offenders Centre, presented for the Cultural Diversity Institute, University of Calgary; Manitoba Association of Teachers of English; Alberta Association of Library Technicians; MASC Conference Ottawa; University of Victoria; North Central Teachers Association; Young Alberta Book Society; Wordsworth Writing Camp; Dreamcatcher Aboriginal Conferences; Saskatoon Reading Council Teachers Conference; Batoche Historical Site; participated in Back to Batoche Days and Fort Calgary's Metis Cultural Festival plus a host of other engagements. Previously, she was the Writer in Residence for the Marigold Library System and is a member of Calgary Arts Partners in Education Society. Jacqueline is the proud recipient of the 2013 Indspire Award for the Arts, (National Aboriginal Achievement Award). Jacqueline’s books have been nominated and/or won awards in Canada and the United States. She has travelled as far away as Nunavut to spread the good word on literacy. A strong advocate of reading, Jacqueline believes the key to the future is through better literacy today.
Available For
Please see her website:
www.jacquelineguest.com for a complete listing of all presentations.
Jacqueline is available for travel.
Publications
Dream Racer
Rookie Season
Secret Signs
Racing Fear
Rink Rivals
Soccer Star
Belle of Batoche
Lightning Rider
Free Throw
Hat Trick
War Games
Wild Ride
Triple Treat
A Goal In Sight
Ghost Messages
Outcasts of River Falls
The Comic Book War
Awards
AWARDS and NOMINATIONS:
2013 Indspire Award Arts
Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Award: Hat Trick, Free Throw, Rookie Season, Rink Rivals, A Goal in Sight, Soccer Star, Belle of Batoche, Secret Signs, and Wild Ride
Hackmatack and R. Ross Annette Award Nominee: Secret Signs
Arthur Ellis Mystery Award Nominee: Wild Ride
Golden Eagle Nominees: Wild Ride, Rookie Season, Rink Rivals, A Goal In Sight
Red Cedar and R. Ross Annette Award Nominee, Ontario Library Association Best Bet Selection;
Edmonton Public Schools Best of the Best Award: Belle of Batoche
Silver Birch Finalist, ForeWord Book of the Year Finalist, R. Ross Annette Finalist, Golden Kite Finalist: Ghost Messages
American Indian Youth Literature Award: Free Throw, Triple Threat
Exporting Alberta Finalist: War Games, Ghost Messages
Gold Moonbeam Medal: Ghost Messages, Outcasts of River Falls
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