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Catherine Hernandez is a proud queer woman of colour, radical mother, activist, theatre practitioner, writer, the Artistic Director of b current performing arts. Her children’s book. M is for Mustache: A Pride ABC Book was published by Flamingo Rampant and her plays Kilt Pins and Singkil were published by Playwright’s Canada Press. Scarborough is Catherine’s first full-length fiction and she is so very honoured to have received the Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop Emerging Writers' Award after just trying her hand at the art of fiction storytelling. Scarborough was written after several years working as a home daycare provider to Scarborough children. Scarborough won the 2015 Jim Wong-Chu Award, was shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award, t ...more

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Scarborough shortlisted for the City of Toronto Book Awards!

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"Rooted from within the worldview and place it portrays, Scarborough is an intimate portrait of a community with all its nuances and desires deftly captured. Through this novel, Hernandez invites us to engage in both the subtle and the sharp, the ordinary and the extraordinary; which, at its best, is what Toronto is all about. Brick by brick, life by life, Scarborough del... Read more of this blog post »
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"Wow. This book was great! It’s one of those books that you can’t even describe why you like it. It’s super short so I managed to read it in a day. It was super hard to put down and extremely riveting. The characters are all so well developed I cou..." Read more of this review »
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"Scarborough 🙌 🖤

"...a neighbourhood that refuses to be undone."

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Kilt Pins by Catherine  Hernandez
"About Catholic high school girls in present-day Scarborough exploring their sexuality while trying to reconcile their sexual desire with church teachings. I love the authenticity -- took me right back to high school days, and I remember teachers s..." Read more of this review »
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"Beautiful play. I'd love to see it performed on stage and I love that it engages so deeply with the movements and symbolisms of a Muslim Filipino dance. I think it's a play that'll do fantastic on stage, but doesn't quite translate as well onto th..." Read more of this review »
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“– And yet, said Atticus, I am sometimes afraid that I will not know the feeling again, that I will never again know what it is to be a dog among dogs. This thinking of yours, black dog, it is an endless, dead field. Since the change, I have been alone with thoughts I do not want.”
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