Anne Carter

(1971 UC)

Anne Laurel Carter was born in Toronto in 1953 and left at seventeen to work on kibbutzim in Israel, a Jean Vanier home in France, and California. She earned a master’s of education specializing in second language acquisition and taught ESL in Toronto and in isolated Cree villages of northern Québec, as well as French immersion in southern Ontario. She currently resides in Toronto and Nova Scotia, writing, teaching, and mentoring other writers. Her writing includes The Shepherd's Granddaughter  and Under a Prairie Sky and has twice earned the CLA Best Book of the Year Award for Children, a prestigious Jane Addam’s Honor Award for peace, The Mr. Christie’s Best Picture Book Award, and numerous nominations for children’s reading programs across the country.