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  • Short-listed, OLA Yellow Cedar Award, Non-Fiction, 2024
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2023

Meet Buffy Sainte-Marie (Scholastic Canada Biography) Canadian Title

By Elizabeth MacLeod   Illustrated by Mike Deas   

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443196123 Hardcover
32 Pages | 9.263" x 9.312" | Ages 6 to 10

Meet Buffy Sainte-Marie, teacher, activist and music legend!

At the age of three, Buffy Sainte-Marie taught herself to play the piano. But her path to success was anything but easy. Adopted out of her nêhiyawak (Cree) community as a baby, she grew up finding comfort in nature and self-expression in music. Buffy went on to become an educator, an artist, an activist, and a musical superstar. She has worked for decades to promote peace, protect the environment and advocate for Indigenous rights.

To this day, Buffy continues to entertain, enlighten and uplift.

The Scholastic Canada Biography series is an award-winning collection of titles focused on fascinating people who have shaped Canada’s past and present. Written by acclaimed non-fiction author Elizabeth MacLeod, each book also features comics-inspired illustrations by Mike Deas, which appeal to today’s readers and help bring the story to life.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Meet Chris Hadfield:

. . . Meet Chris Hadfield delves a little deeper and gives children the anecdotes that will be most relevant to them. It’s about dreaming and working hard and having fun while engaging with others about your passion.” — CanLit for LittleCanadians

Praise for Meet Elsie MacGill:

“Elizabeth MacLeod has written an outstanding book. The language is flowing and exciting, and there are speech and thought bubbles that add humour and break up the text making the information easier to absorb . . . The illustrations by Mike Deas are as strong and beautiful as the story. ” 5/5 stars — CM: Canadian Review of Materials