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Maxine Trottier (born May 3, 1950 in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan) is an American-born Canadian author. Trottier is the author of three books in Dear Canada and one in I Am Canada.


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Trottier was born in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan and moved with her family to Windsor, Ontario when she was 10. She became a Canadian citizen in 1970. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in education. Trottier taught elementary school for 31 years.

She is known for writing about the history of Canada. She draws on her own mixed racial heritage as a descendant of Métis ancestors. Many of her books feature bilingual English/Mi'kmaq texts. Trottier's book, Claire's Gift received the Mr. Christie's Book Award and The Tiny Kite of Eddie Wing won the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award.

Trottier currently lives in the small outport of Newman's Cove in Newfoundland, with her husband William and their Yorkie Moon.


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