Anne Dublin

Anne Dublin

Toronto, ON

National Chapter Of Canada, IODE Violet Downey Book Award (Winner, 2005)

Canadian Jewish Book Award, Children’s Literature (Winner, 2005)

Norma Fleck Honour book for Canadian Children's Non-fiction (Runner-up, 2004)

Sydney Taylor Honor book, Association of Jewish Libraries (Runner-up, 2004)

(U.S.) National Jewish Book Award for Children's and YA Literature (Runner-up, 2010)

Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Older Readers, Association of Jewish Libraries (Commended, 2011)

Golden Oak award, Ontario Library Association (Short-listed, 2008)

“Best Books”, starred selection ,The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (Commended, 2011)

Canadian Jewish Literary Award (Youth Literature) (2016)


Junior fiction (Ages 8-12), Intermediate Fiction (Ages 10-14), Non-fiction, Young adult (YA) Fiction (Ages 12 and up)




Pre-Master&;s in School Library: University of Manitoba

Elementary School Teacher&;s Certificate: Toronto Teachers&; College

Bachelor of Fine Arts (dance): University of Wisconsin


Teacher-Librarian (1998 – 2008): Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto

Elementary School Teacher (1971 – 1998): Nairobi, Kenya; Kingston, Ontario; Winnipeg; Toronto

Specialized in English, French, and Library

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Making historical fiction relevant for today

I specialize in: historical fiction, biographies, and Holocaust literature. I like to begin my talk with the reasons why I write and why I chose a particular topic. 

I use pictures (usually with PowerPoint) to help tell the story and I read passages from my book. I bring real objects about people and events, and often tell the audience how I found these objects.

I talk about the process of doing research, and how I’ve met some wonderful people and learned some fascinating things along the way. 

I close with a question and answer period, and a book signing if time permits. 

Depending on the book, I’m flexible about the grade level and the size of the group. I’ve spoken to all ages—eight-year-olds to seniors. I prefer speaking in a library or classroom, rather than in a large gym where I might have to use a microphone. 

Because I’m a former teacher-librarian, I love to share my passion for reading and writing.


Presentation type: Reading

Recommended levels: Junior (4-6), Intermediate (7-8), High school (9-12)

Fees: $150 - $250 per session + mileage, travel, accommodation