Saturday, April 3, 2021

You’re invited to the launch for Tough Like Mum by Lana Button

Tough Like Mum by Lana Button

Illustrated by Carmen Mok

Kim and her mum are tough. Everyone in town says so. But Kim is learning that sometimes toughness doesn't look like what you'd expect.

In this tender mother-daughter story about family hardship, vulnerability and love, Kim and her mum learn that truly being tough can mean a willingness to show vulnerability and accept help.

Lana Button is a children’s author born and raised in New Brunswick and now living in Burlington, Ontario. Tough Like Mum (Tundra Books) illustrated by Carmen Mok, is Lana’s 7th picture book. Her experience with east coast grit inspired this story.

Lana’s books have been shortlisted for awards including The Blue SpruceThe Shining Willow, the Jean Throop IODE Award and have been named Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Bet.

The launch …

Lana’s invites you to bring your kids for story and craft time at the zoom launch for Tough Like Mum

Saturday, April 10th

10 a.m. Toronto Time (Eastern Daylight Savings Time)

Register at

In the meanwhile, Tough Like Mum is available at Chapters here or through your favourite independent bookstore here.

See Brian Henry’s schedule here,  including online and in-person writing workshops, weekly writing classes, and weekend retreats in Algonquin Park, Alliston, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Georgina, Guelph, Hamilton, Jackson’s Point, Kingston, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Midland, Mississauga, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Southampton, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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