The Writers’ Union of Canada has recognized Patsy Aldana with its Freedom to Read Award for 2013. Patsy was head of Groundwood Books from 1978 to 2012.
“Patsy Aldana has been a tireless promoter and defender of literature that digs into and examines challenging and often uncomfortable realities,” said John Degen, TWUC’s executive director. “She has defended the right of children to read widely, and make up their own minds. She was the unanimous choice for TWUC’s 2013 Freedom to Read Award.”