Category Archives: Emancipation

Until it Fades by K. A. Tucker (26)

This a modern-day Cinderalla-like story.  I love stories like that. They are captivating and keep you reading until you have completed the book. Twenty-four-year-old truck stop waitress and single mother Catherine Wright has simple goals. She wants to give her … Continue reading

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The Book of Letters by Paul and Audrey Grescoe (25)

This book of stories has been carefully selected from personal collections, archives, and museums. The letters in this collection range from heart-rending accounts of toil to the impassioned grandiloquence of premiers, from an escaped slave’s chastising of his former master … Continue reading

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O C Daniel by Wesley King (20)

This is a wonderful middle grade novel that will keep younger and older kids reading until the book is complete. It is the first book that I know about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Kids who have this disease don’t want to talk … Continue reading

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L. M. Montgomery and War by Andrea McKenzie and Jane Ledwell (18)

This a book that is wonderfully rich in content and informative as well as inspiring. It is about an icon in Canadian History, L. M. Montgomery.  She sure is one of a kind historian and I have read many of … Continue reading

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How to be a Bawse by Lilly Singh (242)

This is a wonderful book, and I decided to read it just in time to post my last review for this year’s Canadian Book Review Challenge. This is a book that will be of interest to the older teenage girl … Continue reading

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Smarter, Faster, Better (227)

Smarter, Faster, Better is an important book for everyone who is interested in what it takes to be the most productive person that we can be in all areas of life. Motivation is a popular topic in the literature currently. … Continue reading

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A Deepening Life by Joan Grundy (220)

This is a memoir-type book about how disheartening it is to watch a parent with Alzheimer’s grow more and more distanced from us. It can be so painful; yet, many graces and lessons can be learned, as Joan Grundy has … Continue reading

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