Melanie Florence

MELANIE FLORENCE is a proud Cree and a full-time writer currently based in Toronto. She is the author of the Righting Canada’s Wrongs: Residential Schools, the YA novel The Missing, the Lorimer SideStreets title One Night, and Recordbooks title Jordin Tootoo: The Highs and Lows in the Journey of the First Inuk to Play in the NHL, which was chosen as an Honor Book by The American Indian Library Association. As a freelance journalist, Melanie’s byline has appeared in magazines including Dance International, Writer, Parents Canada, and Urban Male Magazine.

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  • Rez Runaway

    Raised on an Indian reserve, seventeen-year-old Joe Littlechief runs away when his devout Christian community discovers he is gay.
    $27.99, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 14-18
    Reading level: Grade 3
    Lexile Reading Level: 600L
  • The Missing

    Who will stand up for missing and murdered women?

    $27.99, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 13-18
    Reading level: Grade 3
    Lexile Reading Level: HL590L
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