"It's impossible to imagine Acadian children's literature without Diane Carmel Léger's novels."
Diane at the old breakwater, Memramcook, NB, Canada
Photo: Skip Wallin
Why I Write
I write mostly to make Acadian history and culture more accessible to all. It is my passion. My novels celebrate the bonds Acadians have with the Mi’kmaq, Cajuns, Germans and others. My picture books were inspired by personal experiences, such as helping to save the tallest Sitka spruce in the world.
Das Geschenk des Akadiers oder Die wahre Geschichte des Kartoffelkloßes, the German translation of Piau's Potato Present. by Mons, is now in bookstores in Germany.
In 2021: Les Acmaq, tome 3: Les pèlerins de Grand-Pré by Éditions de la Grande Marée.
Illustration by Jean-Luc Trudel, My Two Grandmothers, Nimbus Publishing, 2016