Joanne Schwartz

Joanne Schwartz is an award-winning author from Cape Breton, NS.
Joanne Schwartz is a children's author and librarian originally from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Joanne Schwartz is a children's author and librarian from Cape Breton, NS. Her children's book, Town Is by the Sea, won the $50K TD Canadian Children's Literature Award in 2018 and was a Governor General Literary Award finalist. Illustrated by Sydney Smith, the picture book tells the story of a day in the life of a young maritime boy and the things he sees in his seaside coal-mining town.

Books by Joanne Schwartz


Students at Prospect Road Elementary School share their impressions of Town Is by the Sea, a picture book by Joanne Schwartz and Sydney Smith.


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