Mary Beth Leatherdale


Mary Beth Leatherdale has been working as a writer, editor and consultant, creating books, magazines and resources for more than 25 years. She was the founding editor of Chirp, Canada’s first preschool magazine, and oversaw the publishing of OWL. Beyond her educational work, she has pushed to have more anti-racist curricula in schools by working with Indigenous authors to develop books on Indigenous culture.  Her new picture book, Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees shows the terrifying journey some children have to go through when their countries become unsafe.