Ardo Omer – Writer, FOLD Kids Coordinator and podcast host.
From book blogger to freelance writer, critic and editor, Ardo has written for the web for almost a decade. She is now a co-host of the books and comics podcast, Put A Blurb On It, with her friend Yash Kesanakurthy. She’s an advisor at the Canada Comics Open Library and writes reviews for the Canadian Children’s Book News magazine.
Ardo has also written two short comics and is the Kids Coordinator at the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD).
Amy Mathers Teen Book Award, 2022 Jury Member [Canadian Children’s Book Centre]
Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids Comics, 2018 Judge [Kids Read Comics/Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival]
Cybils Awards, 2017 Elementary/Middle Grade Graphic Novel and Young Adult Graphic Novel Judge
Three Black Organizations Working to Get Us Reading [ByBlacks.com]
February 2019 Events at Indigo [Press Release]
There is great Sci-Fi centred on Black, Indigenous and other people of colour [CBC’s Metro Morning interview]
Goodreads Voices: Ardo Omer [Goodreads]
The Summer Series with Ardo Omer (Guest)
Ardo Omer (Guest)
Interview with Ardo Omer at Toronto Comics ‘Osgoode As Gold’ Anthology Launch Party
The Defenders, Season 1 (Guest)