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A Rainbow of Colours: Yellow

July … school’s out and everyone’s feeling mellow. To celebrate the start of summer holidays, Read Alberta asked members of the Book Publishers Association of Alberta to send us the book covers that are YELLOW.

ed. Michael Kern and Richard Hawkins

Does an online media environment—characterized by an abundance of discourse—bring with it a corresponding increase in truth?

Speaking Power to Truth: Digital Discourse and the Public Intellectual

Published: Feb 01, 2016 by Athabasca University Press
ISBN: 9781771990332

ed. E.D. Morin and Jane Cawthorne

In Impact, 21 women writers consider the effects of concussion on their personal and professional lives. The anthology bears witness to the painstaking work that goes into redefining identity and regaining creative practice after a traumatic event.

Impact: Women Writing After Concussion

Published: Sep 07, 2021 by University of Alberta Press
ISBN: 9781772125818

by A.J. Devlin

“Hammerhead” Jed Ounstead thought he’d traded the pro-wrestling world for the slightly less dangerous one of a bar bouncer and errand boy for his father’s detective agency, but the squared circle wasn’t quite done with him yet. When his former tag-team partner draws upon their old friendship for help in finding his kidnapped pet snake, Jed finds himself dragged back into the fold of sleazy promoters, gimmicky performers, and violence inside and outside the ring. As the venom of Vancouver’s criminal underworld begins to seep into Jed’s life, a steel chair to the back of the head is the least of his problems.

Cobra Clutch

A.J. Devlin (CA)

Published: Apr 15, 2018 by NeWest Press
ISBN: 9781988732244

by Laura Peters and Donna Dawson

Internet garden guru Donna Dawson teams up with veteran garden writer Laura Peters to craft this colourful and practical guide to growing annuals in Alberta.

  • Over 500 annuals suited to the region’s climate
  • Over 350 brilliant full-color photographs
  • Tips on Planting, Growing, Recommended Varieties, Problems and Pests
  • Details on light, water and nutrient needs
  • How and when to start your plants
Annuals for Alberta

Laura Peters (CA), Donna Dawson (CA)

Published: Jan 19, 2007 by Lone Pine Publishing
ISBN: 9781551053516

by Richard Weiser

Although much has been written about Tom Thomson’s mysterious death, little to nothing has been written about his life’s accomplishment: how in less than four years, a man with little experience and no art school education was able to create hundreds of paintings that have captured the nation’s imagination for almost a century. This is the real Tom Thomson mystery, and it is a story worth telling.

Real Mystery of Tom Thomson, The: His Art and His Life

Richard Weiser (CA)

Published: Mar 01, 2021 by Dragon Hill Publishing
ISBN: 9781896124742

by Saleema Nawaz

A prostitute takes shelter with a group of young anarchists. A sister goes missing, mailing a trail of encoded postcards from destinations across the globe. The daughters of a Montreal bagel-shop owner navigate the tricky terrain of being young, Sikh, and female, one growing larger while the other fades. A woman watches with lust and longing as the object of her affections, her pregnant roommate, is pursued by an unsavory suitor. And a precocious child spies on her adoptive mother, trying to grasp the secret of her mother’s hidden obsession and of her own unexplained origins. The seven stories and two novellas in Mother Superior are a heady blend of misfits and mothers, of sisters and complex, mysterious others.

Mother Superior

Saleema Nawaz (CA)

Published: Sep 01, 2008 by Freehand Books
ISBN: 9781551119274

by Tony Hollihan

A tribute to the courageous chiefs and warriors who fought to protect their people and preserve the Native way of life in the face of European expansion across North America.

Great Chiefs: Volume I

Tony Hollihan (CA)

Published: May 08, 2003 by Folklore Publishing
ISBN: 9781894864039

by rob mclennan

Written while at home full-time with two small children under five, the book of smaller is a collection of short, sharp, incredibly dense prose poems. Created in moments snatched from chaos, these poems challenge the possibilities of language in very small spaces. With an unparalleled knowledge of modern poetry and poetic evolution, mclennan breaks the sentence into its most vital pieces, then breaks it further, smashes punctuation out of the expected into spaces of risk and uncertainty, pushing conventions to the edge and then beyond to challenge what writing is, and what a reader can be.

the book of smaller

rob mclennan (CA)

Published: May 15, 2022 by University of Calgary Press
ISBN: 9781773852614

by Nakota Sioux Language Keepers

Our Aboriginal Elders tell of a time when animals and humans could speak to each other. When humans became too greedy and killed more animals than they needed for food, the Creator changed that relationship to protect the animals. So the Creator made a Spirit Animal to represent each one and granted them gifts they could give to people. This book is a guide, and the meanings of the Spirit Animals featured here are only one interpretation. If you see these Spirit Animals or Totems reflected in your own life, you have received their gift.

Wahogicobi: Kinship terms to make relationships with each other

Nakota Sioux Language Keepers (CA)

Published: Jun 15, 2020 by Eschia Books
ISBN: 9781926696867

by Wendy Pirk

Superheroes explore volcanoes. Why do volcanoes erupt? Where are the most volcanoes? Our Superheroes take you inside a volcano to find out why they happen and how they affect our lives.


Wendy Pirk (CA)

Published: Mar 01, 2017 by Blue Bike Books
ISBN: 9781926700700