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Rona Arato

RONA ARATO is a former teacher and an award-winning author of over fifteen books for children and young adults, including fiction, non-fiction, and historical fiction. Her books have won numerous awards including the Norma Fleck Award for best Canadian children's non-fiction book of 2014, the Red Cedar, Red Maple, and Rocky Mountain Awards (for The Last Train), and the 2011 Golden Oak Award (for Courage and Compassion: Ten Canadians that Made a Difference). Her book, The Ship to Nowhere, was designated a Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Older Children by the Association of Jewish Libraries. Rona is a frequent speaker at schools and community organizations. Rona lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Righting Canada's Wrongs: Anti-Semitism and the MS St. Louis

In 1939, a ship of Jewish refugees, including hundreds of children, was turned away by the Canadian government, fuelled by anti-Semitic sentiments. In 2018, Canada apologized.

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