Forget-Me-Not: Bringing Canadian History's Footnotes to the Fore
To celebrate Canada150, All Lit Up is kicking off our great nation’s upcoming birthday in literary style. Over the next three weeks, we’re turning the page on the most celebrated historical moments and highlighting the footnotes for a change. Take a trip down literary lane with us as we share books on aspects of Canadian history and notable people that don’t always get due attention.See more details below
To celebrate Canada150, ALU is kicking off our great nation’s upcoming birthday in literary style. Over the next three weeks, we’re turning the page on the most celebrated historical moments and highlighting the footnotes for a change. Take a trip down literary lane with us as we share books on aspects of Canadian history and notable people that don’t always get due attention.
To help navigate our journey, we’ve created a timeline featuring 150 books that focus on Canadian historical moments and people for you to discover your next great read. What better way to celebrate Canada than by armchair travelling throughout its history?
So come on this lit trip with us as we highlight a book every day this week that focuses on an aspect of Canada's past. We'll zip through the centuries, make our way into the aughts, and back into present day. And if you purchase any of the books we highlight, we'll send you this free 2017 wall calendar!
Follow along with us on the blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with #ALUneverforget as we book-hop through the centuries and highlight the following historical moments with these books:
Day 1: Employment struggles on Birchtowners with
If This Is Freedom by Gloria Ann Wesley ~ Roseway Publishing |
Day 2: Fur trade rivalry with Seven Oaks Reader by Myrna Kostash ~ NeWest Press | Blog feature
Day 3: The struggles and triumphs of Chinese settlers with Great Fortune Dream by David Chuenyan Lai & Ding Guo ~ Caitlin Press | Blog feature
Day 4: The fire of 1892 in St. John's, Newfoundland with A Sudden Sun by Trudy Morgan-Cole ~ Breakwater Books | Blog feature
Day 5: The great stories of Charlie Mack with The Lil'wat World of Charlie Mack by Dorothy Kennedy & Randy Bouchard ~ Talonbooks | Blog feature
Day 6: Racial encounters with Oil and Water by Robert Chafe ~ Playwrights Canada Press | Blog feature
Day 7: Factory workers in the 40's with The Factory Voice by Jeanette Lynes ~ Coteau Books | Blog feature
Day 8: Residential school system with The Red Files by Lisa Bird-Wilson ~ Nightwood Editions | Blog feature
Day 9: Men in war with Letters from Beauly by Melynda Jarratt ~ Goose Lane Editions | Blog feature
Day 10: Analyzing decades of health care in Canada with Health Care and Politics by David Levine ~ Véhicule Press | Blog feature
Day 11: Remembering the Montreal Massacre with Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill You by Donna Decker ~ Inanna Publications | Blog feature
Day 12: Rioting with Reading the Riot Act by Michael Barnholden ~ Anvil Press | Blog feature
Day 13: Celebrating Indigeneity with The Land We Are by Gabrielle L'Hirondelle Hill & Sophie McCall ~ Arbeiter Ring Publishing | Blog feature
Day 14: Exploring the 2013 Blue Jays Season with Great Expectations: The Lost Toronto Blue Jays Season by Shi Davidi & John Lott ~ ECW Press | Blog feature
Day 15: Oil economy with Endangered Hydrocarbons by Lesley Battler ~ BookThug | Blog feature
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