They are also the founder of the No Big Deal Campaign, a social media initiative that helps people show support for transgender peoples’ right to have their pronouns used. Airton received a 2017 Youth Role Model of the Year Award from the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity. Airton has worked with hundreds of teacher candidates to widen the circle of belonging and participation for students of all genders and sexualities. Airton’s scholarly work has appeared in the journals Sex Education, Curriculum Inquiry, and Teachers College Record. Susan Woolley, they are editing a forthcoming collection of lesson plans on gender diversity for K-12 teachers.Lee Airton is at work on their first book, a mixture of prescriptive nonfiction with personal experiences woven throughout, presently titled: “They’re Here: An Everyday Guide to Gender-Friendly Language and Practice”.
One of the stories from the collection has been published in‘s contest for new writers.She is an alumnus of Toronto’s Diaspora Dialogues Program for emerging writers and has been mentored by author, Lawrence Hill.Reef and Leeza’s frustrated love story and Reef’s justifiable anger at the manipulative politician Decker are the emotional threads that propel readers through the plot.The climax involves Reef’s going to confront Decker while Leeza races to stop him, and Aker uses short chapters alternating between the characters to keep readers on the edges of their seats.She is currently working on her first book, a memoir on her personal journey with the niqab as a woman that veils. Lee Airton is an Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies in Education at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
As a researcher, blogger, advocate and speaker, Dr.Agent: Marie Campbell A former high school teacher, Don Aker has written nineteen books, among them several novels for teenagers.His young adult fiction has earned him numerous awards, among them the Canadian Library Association’s Honour Book Award for The Space Between, the Ontario Library Association’s White Pine Award for The First Stone, Atlantic Canada’s Ann Connor Brimer Award for The First Stone and Of Things Not Seen, and the Canadian Authors Association’s Lilla Stirling Award for Of Things Not Seen and One on One.There is no need to have read The First Stone in order to enjoy The Fifth Rule – it stands alone perfectly well-, but anyone who has read the original book will definitely want to read this conclusion to Reef and Leeza’s story.This book will appeal to older readers looking for suspenseful realistic fiction.When she’s not writing she attends Al Hikmah Islamic Centre for their full time program on the study of the Qur’an.