CANSCAIP
Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers<br>La société canadienne des auteurs, illustrateurs et artistes pour enfants
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Teresa Toten

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Teresa
Last Name
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Ontario
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Bio
Teresa immigrated to Canada as an infant. After completing her M.A. in Political Economy at the UofT, she married and moved to Montreal, where she wrote and broadcast for Radio Canada International. She has also lived and worked in Ottawa and in New York. A little more than a decade ago, she began the pursuit of an obsession--writing for children and teens. Now back in Toronto, Teresa keeps busy writing, conducting creative writing workshops, conference speaking, as a Program Chair for CANSCAIP and volunteering as an ESL tutor for Frontier College. She was also a member artist with the Royal Conservatory's Learning Through The Arts programme.
Available For
Middle and High School Presentations
Conference Speaking: Creative Writing Workshops and Readings
Publications
Non-Fiction

Piece By Piece
Penguin Books, 2010
Svetlana Chmakova, Rachna Gilmore, Linda Granfield, Richardo Keens-Douglas, Alice Kuipers, Rachel Manley, Boonaa Mohammed, Mahtab Narsimhan, Dimitri Nasrallah, Marina Nemat, Richard Poplak, Rui Umezawa, Eva Wiseman, Ting-xing Ye


Young Adult Fiction

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13b
Doubleday Canada, 2013

The Taming
co-author Eric Walters
Doubleday Canada, 2012

Beyond Blonde,
Penguin Canada 2011

Better Than Blonde
Penguin Books, 2007

Me and the Blondes
Penguin Books, 2006

"Father's Day" in Secrets
Tundra, 2005
Marthe Jocelyn ed.

The Game
Red Deer, 2001

The Onlyhouse
Red Deer, 1996

Children's Fiction

Bright Red Kisses
Annick Press, 2005
Awards
2013, Winner, Governor General's Award for The Unlikely Hero of Room 13b
2012 Shortlist for OLA White Pine Award
2008 Finalist Canadian Library Association
Category: YA Book of the Year
For: Better Than Blonde

2008 Canadian Children's Book Center, Starred Our Choice Award
For: Better Than Blonde

2007 OLA Best Books
For: Better Than Blonde

2007 Finalist - Canadian Library Association
Category: Young Adult Book of the Year
For: Me and the Blondes

2007 Editor's Choice, Vancouver Sun
For: Better Than Blonde

2007 Canadian Children's Book Center, Starred Our Choice Award
For: Me and the Blondes

2006 Shortlisted - Canadian Library Association
For: Me and the Blondes

2006 OLA Best Bets
Category: Young Fiction: Overall Top 10
For: Me and the Blondes

2006 Finalist - OLA White Pine Award
For: Me and the Blondes

2006 Finalist - Governor General's Literary Award
For: Me and the Blondes

2005 Finalist - The Amelia Francis Gibbons Award, CLA
For: Bright Red Kisses

2005 Canadian Children's Book Center, Starred Our Choice Award
For: Bright Red Kisses

2003 A Best Book For Young Adults, American Library Association
For: The Game

2002 Nominee - Canadian Library Association
Category: Young Adult Book of the Year
For: The Game

2002 Finalist - OLA White Pine Award
For: The Game

2002 Children's Book of the Year, Alberta Library Association
For: The Game

2002 Bronze Award, Book of the Year, ForeWord Magazine
For: The Game

2001 Finalist - Governor General's Literary Award
For: The Game

1998 Nominee - Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Award
For: The Onlyhouse

1997 Nominee - Red Cedar Award
For: The Onlyhouse

1996 Finalist - Ruth Schwartz Award
For: The Onlyhouse

1996 Finalist - IODE Violet Downey Award
For: The Onlyhouse

1996 Canadian Library Association Honour Book
For: The Onlyhouse

1996 Canadian Children's Book Center Our Choice Award
For: The Onlyhouse
Other Memberships
Writers' Union of Canada
Canadian Children's Book Centre
International Board on Books for Young People
The OAC Writers in the School Program
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