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Julie Lawson


Julie Lawson is the award-winning author of many books for young people. Her three novels for the popular Dear Canada series have been acclaimed by readers of all ages. Her book No Safe Harbour, also about the Halifax Explosion, won the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award. Julie’s grandfather was a patient in a Halifax hospital on the day of the Halifax Explosion, and writing these books allowed her to delve into the history behind many of the stories she heard as a child. Julie currently lives on the west coast of Canada. For more information, visit

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