The third installment in the celebrated illustrated series about Amazing Atlantic Canadians, featuring incredible women from across the region.
You’ve likely heard of some of the most famous women from Atlantic Canada – women like activist Viola Desmond, painter Maud Lewis, and singer-songwriter Anne Murray. But this book celebrates some amazing women you may not have heard of, like pioneering radio producer Betty Riley, lawyer Linda Lee Oland, or engineer Mona El-Tahan.
With profiles of over 70 amazing women past and present from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador, authors Stephanie Domet and Penelope Jackson share incredible stories of women who have overcome adversity, excelled in STEM fields, established successful creative careers, and bravely led change. Featuring informative sidebars, an index, and 20 original colour illustrations from artist James Bentley.
Stephanie Domet is the author of two novels, Homing (Invisible Publishing, 2007), which won the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award, and Fallsy Downsies (Invisible Publishing, 2013), which won the Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award. She also writes non-fiction for publications across Canada.
Penelope Jackson is the co-author, with Melinda McCracken, of Papergirl, a middle-grade novel about the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919. An editor and ghostwriter of children’s and adult books for almost twenty years, Penelope is also a songwriter and gardener. She lives with her family in Halifax.
James Bentley lives and works on the small island of Île-Perrot, just off Montreal, Québec. He studied and began his career as a freelance illustrator; a practice which gave him a great love for drawing. Anchored in figuration, he now works mainly with acrylic on canvas and acrylic and pastel on paper. Bentley's current body of work is focused on the ocean, portraits, and figure studies. He is always on the search to paint in an inventive, open manner.