Coteau Books makes a home for Canadian writers’ words with their nonprofit co-op press, which publishes a wide range of opuses for all ages and focuses primarily on writers from Saskatchewan and the prairie provinces. The press began in Moose Jaw in 1975 as a channel for Saskatchewan poetry and gradually grew to encompass several genres for adults and children. Many of their featured titles have earned awards and nominations throughout the years, such as A Song for Nettie Johnson, a collection of short stories which won the Governor General’s Award in fiction in 2002. Coteau publishes first-time authors every year in addition to established Canadian scriveners, keeping the local literary scene fresh without hermetically sealing successful writers for preservation. Page-turners for children and teens captivate young and maturing minds with modern fiction such as Pelly, the story of a recently-relocated girl and her pelican friend, and historical fiction such as Full Steam to Canada, which is set at the turn of the 20th century.