White Pine Spotlight: Exit, Pursued by a Bear by EK Johnston


Exit, Pursued by a Bear by EK Johnston

  • A smart, entertaining – yes, I said entertaining – update on Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale.
  • Entertaining because it is so empowering…  because it addresses the issues head on, taking us through Hermione’s journey after being roofied and raped.
  • Johnston holds no punches – she is not afraid to wade into territory which could have her book easily challenged and banned in many locales.
  • Her characters – young and adult – are well rounded and believable…  especially the team of young people – the  young women in particular, her best friend Polly most notably – who support her through the aftermath.
  • This is a book which will hopefully bring much conversation, and shed welcome new light on how we deal with victims of rape.

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.
  • Interested students may join our White Pine 2017 Book Club by using this code (wcujuw8) to join our Google Classroom.
  • 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.

Library Closures

Happy Friday the 13th!

Library Closures…

  • 8:20am this morning for a special Staff Meeting
  • 12:15pm for event set-up

Please note that the Library will also be closed next week as follows:

  • Monday morning @ 8:25am -special event set-up.  Closed Per 5.
  • Monday after school – ACL Meeting
  • Tuesday at lunch – special event.
  • Tuesday afternoon – Closed for special event Per 3.
  • Wednesday morning @8:45am – Staff Meeting.  Remains closed Per 5 for special event.
  • Wednesday after school – Professional Development webinar session
  • Thursday after school – Audition Day set-up

Busy days…