We are very happy to share with you this sampling from some of our most beautiful and engrossing books — books from around the world, books that take the whole world as their subject. We have borrowed the title for our catalogue from the often-quoted statement that books give children a mirror in which to see themselves reflected, as well as a window through which they can see the wider world. And as our cover art by Mandana Sadat so wonderfully shows, a book can also be a door that children walk through, a door that leads from loneliness to companionship.
You can find out more about the books highlighted in these pages — the awards they have won, the accolades they have received, and of course the generous and talented people who created them — by visiting diversity.groundwoodbooks.com. And do keep in mind that the titles in this catalogue represent just a fraction of our diverse and inspiring list. I do hope you will visit the website to find out more. In other words, our door is open, and we hope you will walk through it.
Sheila Barry, Publisher