Half-Bads in White Regalia

— Winner, Indigenous Voices Award for Best Published Prose 2023

— Finalist, the 2023 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction

— Longlisted, the 2023 Toronto Book Award

— Longlisted, the 2023 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour

— Longlisted, CBC Canada Reads 2023

— One of the best books of 2022 by The Globe and Mail

— One of the best nonfiction books of 2022 by CBC Books

"An exceedingly well crafted memoir, Half-Bads in White Regalia is a love story to siblings stepping up, to young people showing up for one another. There is magic in this book.” — 2023 IVA Jury Citation

"Cody Caetano has crafted that increasingly rare book: a memoir about childhood with enough lived experience to justify its having been written – and, in this case, written with unrelenting clarity and a compassion beyond his years" — 2023 Edna Staebler Award Jury Citation

“Caetano fills each moment with such character and humanity that it’s impossible not to fall in love.” — Jordan Abel

“Here is a book that sings the craft of memoir and life-telling.” — Jenny Heijun Wills

“An absolute interstellar triumph of a debut.” — Liz Howard

“Rich in metaphor, plot, and some very serious comedy.” — Lee Maracle

“Read it. You won’t regret it. Telling you.” — Katherena Vermette

“I've never read prose like Caetano's.” — Fawn Parker

“Caetano’s voice leaps off the page with a rhythmic, hip-hop style…[It] gives this memoir energy and descriptive heft.”Toronto Star

“[Caetano’s] words feel like a gift bestowed upon the reader—it’s truly a standout, and an exceptional debut that will stay on the minds of those long after they turn the last page.”— Daily Hive