Book Reviews

So. Many. Good. Books. Why. Read. Seuss?

As Black History Month winds down, we are taking a pause to focus on lesser-known books about and by Black Canadians. We are reminded that the Black Canadian community represents a diversity of experiences and origins. It underestimates the depth and breadth of the influence on Canadian society exerted by Black Canadians to not examine …

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Our Kids’ Book Pics

by Leslie Robertson Our 5 year-old twins have been reading these books with their mamas for months now but it’s time to return them to the library. All three feature diverse characters and are overt in tackling broader social issues of either class or racism. Last Stop on Market Street is a very sweet story …

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Book cover for Refugee by Alan Gratz


Book ReviewRefugee By Alan Gratz This book can be purchased at Mill Street Books in Almonte A few days ago, Canada granted asylum to Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, an 18-year old Saudi woman who claims that she fled abuse from her family in Saudi Arabia. After fleeing to Thailand, Rahaf launched a social media campaign about …

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