Press Kit

Yolanda Ridge is a middle grade author and science writer. Born in Ontario, she’s lived all across Canada and traveled to many parts of the world. She’s now settled into the Monashee Mountains of BC where she enjoys skiing and biking with her family. Drawing on her past experience as a genetic counsellor and teacher, Yolanda loves crafting contemporary stories, writing science books for kids of all ages, and doing author visits.

Yolanda can be contacted at yolandaridge@yahoo.ca.
To find out more, please visit www.yolandaridge.com.

We can change the world with gene editing—but should we?.

PAPERBACK  9781773214238, 132 pages, September 2020 , List Price: $16.95  

HARDCOVER 9781773214245, 132 pages, September 2020 , List Price $24.95

Interest Age: 14+ / Grade: 9+ / Reading Age: 14+

Themes: experiments & projects, biology, history of science

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Hudson, an athlete and aspiring firefighter, learns that his uncle has a rare respiratory illness to which he may also be genetically predisposed.


HARDCOVER 978-1-77138-620-3 | Sep 5, 2017 List Price: USD $16.99, CAD $18.99  

EBOOK 978-1-77138-952-5 | Sep 5, 2017 List Price: $4.99  

Grades: 4 To 7 / Ages: 9 to 12 / 660L

Keywords: family, coming of age, mystery, basketball, genetics, fire fighting

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Bree fights a bylaw against tree climbing by rallying the kids in her townhouse complex.

PAPERBACK  978-1-55469-385-6 | May 1, 2011 List Price: $7.95  

EBOOK 978-1-54469-969-8 | May 1, 2011 List Price: $5.99  

Grades: 2 to 4 / Ages: 8 to 11 / 650L

Selling Points: tree-climbing, activism, courage

Orca Book Publishers, Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Indigo

While spending the summer in Ontario, Bree fights the development of a highway through her grandma’s farmland.

PAPERBACK  978-1-45980-045-8 | April 1, 2012 List Price: $7.95    

EBOOK 978-1-45980-047-2 | April 1, 2012 List Price: $5.99  

Grades: 2 to 4 / Ages: 8 to 11 / 650L

Selling Points: rural life, family, activism  

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