White Pine Spotlight: Calvin by Martine Leavitt


Calvin by Martine Leavitt

  • Winner of the 2016 Governor General’s Award (Young People’s Literature – Text)
  • Beautiful, engaging, quirky, lyrical little novel(la) which de-mystifies and de-stigmatises perhaps the most dreaded teen onset mental illness we have to deal with, schizophrenia.
  • For those of us who grew up on Calvin and Hobbes, it’s a journey back to our youth.
  • For contemporary teens it still works.
  • Darkly tragi-comic, yet ultimately hopeful.
  • A must read book.

Read the review at Quill and Quire.


  • Check out Forest Fridays, virtual visits with featured authors.  We will be hosting a couple of them here at ESA.
  • Students who would like to join us at the Festival of Trees, at Harbourfront, on Tuesday May 16th should see Ms. Wray in the Library.
  • Permission forms will be available closer to the date.