Diaspora Dialogues – Children’s Publishing

12jun10:00 am11:00 amDiaspora Dialogues – Children’s PublishingWith Catherine Hernandez, Nadia Hohn, and Salma Hussain. Moderated by Derek Mascarenhas.

Speakers for this event

  • Catherine Hernandez

    Catherine Hernandez


    CATHERINE HERNANDEZ (she/her) is a queer woman of Filipino, Spanish, Chinese and Indian descent who married into the Navajo Nation. Her first novel, Scarborough, was a finalist for Canada Reads 2022, and the film adaptation, for which she wrote the screenplay, won eight Canadian Screen Awards. Her second novel, Crosshairs, was shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award, and her latest novel, The Story of Us, was published in February, 2023.

    URL https://www.catherinehernandezcreates.com


  • Nadia L. Hohn

    Nadia L. Hohn


    Nadia L. Hohn is an award-winning author of several books for young people including the Malaika series and A Likkle Miss Lou. Her first picture book Malaika’s Costume was the 2021 TD Grade One Book Giveaway. Her picture book Malaika’s Surprise was nominated for a 2022 Blue Spruce- Forest of Reading Award. Nadia is an “artivist” who advocates for diversity in children and young adult literature. Nadia teaches at an elementary school in Toronto as well as writing for children classes at local post-secondary institutions. She is a second year MFA in Creative Writing student at the University of Guelph. She loves to travel, cook and eat vegetarian food, and immerse herself in books, music, and films.

    URL https://www.nadialhohn.com/


Event Details

Join Diaspora Dialogues as we explore the importance and value of representative children’s literature, and the opportunity and viability of #Kidlit as a creative pursuit for writers. With Salma Hussain, The Secret Diary of Mona Hasan (Penguin Random House Canada), Catherine Hernandez, Where Do Your Feelings Live (Penguin Random House Canada) and Nadia Hohn, Malaika’s Surprise (Groundwood Books). 

Moderated by author Derek Mascarenhas. In partnership with Word On The Street Toronto.


Presented by Diaspora Dialogues