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Since 1990, The Word On The Street has proudly hosted some of the finest talent in Canadian literature. Our 27th festival is shaping up to be one of our best yet. Check out all of the authors, performers, and storytellers below!
Heather Hartt-Sussman, born in Montreal, graduated from Brandeis University and attended the Sorbonne. She has been a copywriter for BCP in Montreal, a reporter for the Hollywood Reporter, editor-in-chief for international news for TV Guide in French Canada, where she was columnist of the popular “Heather Hartt in Hollywood,” and host of E! Entertainment Television’s The Gossip Show. She is the author of the acclaimed picture books Nana’s Getting Married, Here Comes Hortense! and Nana’s Summer Surprise. Noni Says No and Here Comes Hortense were Blue Spruce nominees and Noni Is Nervous was a New York Times Editors’ Pick.
Noni always tries to do the right thing. But she doesn’t know how to help Hector, her classmate, who is constantly bullied for his name, his size and his giant glasses. Noni stands by silently, afraid that the kids will turn on her if she speaks up. Yet doing nothing doesn’t feel very good. Will Noni be brave enough to take matters into her own hands? Heather Hartt-Sussman’s charming story, complemented by the playful, expressive illustrations of Geneviève Côté, is a heartwarming exploration of conquering fear and finding the courage to help others.