Category Archives: History

My Canada: An Illustrated Atlas (228)

This is an endearing book for kids that is informative and inspiring. And it is just in time for our 150th Birthday! This is a book that all readers, even adults, will learn a lot about the different provinces in … Continue reading

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The Colour of Canada by Roy MacGregor (207)

With Canada’s 150th anniversary this year, this book is a timely addition to the literature on Canada and our vast and beautiful country. Beginning with the Northwest Territories and the West, this visually rich and gorgeous book moves through the … Continue reading

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Canadian Housewife: An Affectionate History – By: Rosemary Neering (205)

This is a book about the Canadian housewife throughout history from the 17th-century onwards. I found some of the details just hilarious, such as the 10 cent quart of milk. Then there were signs about the importance of babies health … Continue reading

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Fifty Years Honouring Canadians: The Order of Canada 1967 – 2017 by Christopher McCreery (159)

This is a wonderful book about Canadian History and culture over the past fifty years from 1967 to 2017. The book also contains a wonderful foreword by Jean Vanier, CC, GOQ. The book is as colourful as it is insightful!  … Continue reading

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Writing the Roma: Histories, Policies, and Communities in Canada by Cynthia Levine-Rasky (143)

This is another treasure of a book. This time it is a nonfiction book! I guess relaxing is a good idea when you go to your local library. You get to pick books that are absolutely fascinating! Interestingly, the author … Continue reading

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Montcalm and Wolfe by Roch Carrier (136)

This is another historical book about the plains of Abraham. It took me back many years to my days of taking history in high school. I decided to start my year reading history books in the hope of understanding our … Continue reading

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The Roar of the Twenties by James H. Gray (134)

This is a wonderful history book. It is a classic and it discusses the allure of the 1920s in Canada. It was an interesting time. And for people who haven’t lived during these times, which is most of us otherwise … Continue reading

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