Entries by Deborah katz

Rare Is Everywhere Awarded the 2018 Vine Award for Children’s Literature!

I have wonderful news to share – Rare Is Everywhere has been awarded the 2018 Vine Award for the category of Children’s Literature! There was a lovely award ceremony and I’m still on Cloud 9! Here is the Toronto Star’s short piece on it: https://www.thestar.com/…/laurie-gelman-deborah-katz-among-… The jury’s comments: Children’s/Young Adult: Rare is Everywhere – Deborah […]

Rare Is Everywhere Shortlisted for the 2018 Vine Award!

I am thrilled to share that Rare Is Everywhere has been shortlisted for the 2018 Vine Award! It was selected as one of three finalists for the award in the category of children’s literature. Thank you to the Koffler Centre for the Arts and the award jury for selecting Rare Is Everywhere for this honour! […]

Spring Update – May 2018!

Amazing News To Share…. Hello! I have been waiting to announce this for over a year – and the moment has finally arrived that I can share this exciting news with all of you! Rare Is Everywhere has been translated into French and Arabic – and 4,000 copies of the French and Arabic books have […]

Very Exciting News- A Post-Launch Update!

The book launch on Rare Disease Day was a huge success- a big thank you to the Rare Disease Foundation for all of their help in organizing it! We had chapters of the RDF selling books across Canada that day, and were fortunate to have had some really nice media coverage – radio and tv, […]


Yesterday was the big day – 18 months of working on the illustrations and text having come to fruition, it was time to put the RARE IS EVERYWHERE book forward into the world and spread the word far and wide. As you may know, I will be donating proceeds from the book to the Rare […]


You can now order the book online by clicking on the video link below- please do so today! The more quickly the book is supported on the Kickstarter website, the better the chance it has of reaching its funding goal, so don’t delay! Help make RARE IS EVERYWHERE a reality for CHILDREN EVERYWHERE!

Kickstarter Launch Date!

I am excited to announce that the Kickstarter campaign will be launched on Monday, October 24, 2016!. Stay tuned for a direct link to the campaign website, where you will be able to pre-order the book!


Welcome to the Rare is Everywhere community! In the coming weeks, we will be posting updates about the Kickstarter Campaign we will be launching in support of the book. Stay tuned!