Congratulations on the publication of REMEMBER THIS: The Fascinating World of Memory by Monique Polak, illustrated by Valéry Goulet releasing today with Orca Book Publishers!

Uncover the science of memory and how important it is to our daily lives.

We all make memories, and memories make us who we are. Remember This explores the science of memory, how and why we remember what we do and what happens when we start forgetting. From working memory to flashbulb memory, young readers are introduced to the field of neuroscience. It also looks at the role memory plays in our daily lives and collective history, and how major global events get imprinted in our minds.

You will also find out how memory can work for you. Have you ever met Roy G. Biv? (He helps you remember the colors of the spectrum.) How come you can’t forget the word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious? (Because it’s set to music.) Why don’t elephants ever forget? (They’ve got a great sense of smell.) Discover more tips and tricks to train your brain to remember. Young or old, let’s start making memories.

Starred review for REMEMBER THIS:

“The writing is fluid and easy to read, perfect for the middle school set…Polak’s text explores memory from numerous angles and adapts its tone accordingly, from humorous to respectful and solemn when needed. The real-life examples are fascinating, and readers will come away with in-depth knowledge on the mind…A must-have title for libraries.” – School Library Journal

Monique Polak is the author of more than 26 novels for young readers, as well as two non-fiction titles and a board book. Her books Hate Mail, Room for One More, and the historical novel What World Is Left, were all winners of the Quebec Writers’ Federation Prize for Children’s and YA Literature. Her books have also been nominated for the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People and the Arthur Ellis Award, and several have been selected as Best Books for Children and Teens by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Monique lives in Montreal, Quebec, where she teaches English and Humanities at Marianopolis College. 

Monique is represented by Amy Tompkins.