Nova Scotia Library Association

Nova Scotia Library Association

NSLA – the Nova Scotia Library Association – is an association for those involved in librarianship/library and information studies at all levels and in all regions in Nova Scotia.

Its purpose is to facilitate the exchange of ideas, and to promote a forum for the discussion of issues amongst people concerned with library and information services.


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  1. Genevieve Mackenzie


    I completed my doctorate in Developmental Psychology and Education at the University of Toronto. I focused on ADHD and literacy among adolescents and has authored several peer reviewed articles in my field. I wrote two research driven books. The two books are targeted at children and teens that are at the reading level for about the ages of 9 and 12:

    Breaking the Code:
    Breaking the Code centers on Cayden, a 12-year-old boy, who despite an amazing memory, is unable to read. Cayden becomes captivated by a series of lines called the “Multiverse Manuscript” that is displayed in a museum. He is driven to do something no one has been able to do before; decipher the lines and learn the message the manuscript communicates. In the process of deciphering the lines, Cayden makes steps towards overcoming his foremost challenge, learning to read.

    The Mystery behind the Shenzhen Nongke Orchid:
    The Mystery Behind the Shenzhen Nongke Orchid follows a story about a boy, Nicolai, that deeply desires friendships. His Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) creates obstacles in establishing friendships. But Nicolai excels at Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and has one friend, Sarah. Sarah acts as a friendship coach throughout identifying the thief that stole the orchid. Nicolai uses MMA in the face of ADHD and successfully works. Together with Sarah to solve the mystery and develop new friendships.

    Both books highlight that anyone can overcome personal weaknesses through using one’s strengths to succeed. Both books are research driven. My doctorate focused on ADHD and literacy. I’m familiar with the struggles students with learning exceptionalities have but despite a learning exceptionality you can overcome any obstacle. Both books are inspiring, fun and instill compassion for children with and without learning exceptionalities.

    Both books can be located on Amazon or My hope is that this email could be circulated around libraries in Nova Scotia.

    Thank you.
    Genevieve Mackenzie, PhD

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