How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement
By Nick Saul & Andrea Curtis
The Stop is a story of a small urban food bank’s transformation into a vibrant community hub —complete with gardens, kitchens, a greenhouse and farmers’ markets—and the birth of a powerful movement to bring such Community Food Centres to every neighbourhood across the country. Most importantly, it is a passionate argument that we need a new politics of food, one in which everyone has a healthy, dignified place at the table.
Into the Blue
Family Secrets and the Search for a Great Lakes Shipwreck
By Andrea Curtis
Into the Blue tells the tale of a tragic shipwreck on Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay in the blustery fall of 1906. Carrying a full cargo of passengers and crew, the J.H. Jones disappeared into the cold November waters and was never seen again. The captain and owner of the boat was Andrea Curtis’s great-grandfather, James Victor Crawford, and he died along with all the rest. The book moves between the story of the wreck and its lingering aftermath, exploring the way we try to shape our family stories and how they shape us.
Andrea’s new nonfiction book for young people will be published in 2017. It’s called Eat this! How fast food marketing gets you to buy junk (and how to fight back). Aimed at children age 9-12, it is a media literacy and food literacy picture book with lots of great ideas about how kids can help change the food system. It follows up on the award-winning, best-selling What’s for Lunch? How Schoolchildren Eat Around the World.