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Mary Beth Leatherdale

IBBY Canada
Writer, Editor, Consultant, President
Mary Beth Leatherdale writes, edits, and consults who on books, magazines and digital resources for children and youth. She is the author of Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees, a Silver Birch Award, Honour Book among other honours. Recently, Mary Beth with Lisa Charleyboy co-edited #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women, an anthology that showcases the strength, diversity, and talent of Indigenous girls and women across North America. Among other honours, it has received the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-fiction,  the American Indian Library Associations' Youth Literature Award, an Excellence in Non-fiction for Young People Finalist, YALSA and a Indigenous Literature Finalist, First Nations Communities READ.