I was absolutely thrilled to learn that Alis the Aviator was selected as one of the top 19 Canadian picture books of 2019 by CBC Books. Just wow!
The book was so much fun to work on, and it was amazing to see it come to life in the creative hands of Sam Swenson at Tundra Books – and, of course, the incredible illustrator, Kalpna Patel.
It’s been amazing to see people connect with the words, images, and Dr. Alis Kennedy’s story at schools, libraries, and in the comfort of their own homes. The days where people send me a snapshot of the book out in the real world, I always have an extra boost and smile. Thanks to everyone who believes in this book and how important it is to tell these stories!