Melanie Proulx &

Ashley Lanni

Children's Book Authors

Our Story

We are feminist scholars who write educational and inclusive children's books. Our first book, "The Bum Drum Conundrum", was published by Tiny Tree Press on July 11, 2019.

The Bum Drum Conundrum

July 11, 2019

Malina's friends have got a new game — The Bum Drum. She loves to play with her friends, but not when they're playing this! 
Malina doesn't like The Bum Drum game and, after telling her mum, she learns the importance of speaking up and saying "NO".
After finding out she is upset, Malina's friends learn to listen to each other and that respect and consent is REALLY important.
The Bum Drum Conundrum teaches children about consent and that saying "no" is ok.

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Upcoming Events

  • Holiday Book Fair (December)
    Sun., Dec. 01
    Concordia University McConnell Building
    Dec. 01, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Concordia University McConnell Building, 1400 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O, Montréal, QC H3G 2V8, Canada
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  • Holiday Book Fair (November)
    Sat., Nov. 30
    Concordia University McConnell building
    Nov. 30, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Concordia University McConnell building, 1400 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O, Montréal, QC H3G 2V8, Canada
    Join us at The Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec's annual Holiday Book Fair!
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  • The Bum Drum Conundrum: Consent and Children's Lit
    Thu., Oct. 24
    The Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op
    Oct. 24, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    The Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op, 2150 Rue Bishop, Montréal, QC H3G 1M8, Canada
    Find out all the ins and outs of children's literature publishing with Mel and Ash!
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  • Kids POP Crawl: Book Reading and Activities
    Sat., Sep. 28
    La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
    Sep. 28, 2019, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, 176 Rue Bernard O, Montréal, QC H2T 2K2, Canada
    Join us with POP Montreal and Drawn and Quarterly for an afternoon of fun!
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