Book features Canadian black history not found in school text books

Co-authors Akilah Newton and Tami Gabay didn’t have to look far afield to find groundbreaking black Canadians to write about in Big Dreamers: The Canadian Black History Activity Book for Kids Volume 1 (Bright Confetti Media Inc.). The West Island gave them the late Noble Gloria Leon Baylis, mother of Pierrefonds-Dollard MP Frank Baylis. She won the first human rights case in Quebec. [...]

27 October 2018

Meet Snowguard: Marvel Comics' new Inuk teen superhero

The Marvel Comics universe is heading to Canada's north where the Champions — a diverse group of superheroes that includes teen versions of Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel and the Hulk — will meet the newest member of their group: Amka Aliyak, a.k.a. Snowguard.Amka is an Inuit teenager from Pangnirtung, Nunavut. Described as an "independent, courageous and headstrong" [...]

20 May 2018

Cochrane to Succeed Martin as PRH Canada CEO

Brad Martin is retiring as CEO of Penguin Random House Canada effective June 30. Kristin Cochrane, who has served as president and publisher of PRH Canada since 2015, will take over as CEO on July 1.Martin began his career in 1981 as a sale representative for McClelland & Stewart. He joined Penguin Books Canada in 1984, and was later named president of that company in 1996. [...]

20 May 2018

Ex-Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown writing a book about his political 'assassination'

Patrick Brown says he sees himself as the victim of a wicked plot to kill his political career — and he intends to shed light on the circumstances behind it in a new book.His book — Take Down: The Political Assassination of Patrick Brown — is scheduled for release Nov 1.Vote Compass | Try CBC's voter engagement toolOntario Votes 2018 | Complete election coverage hereB [...]

20 May 2018

U of T library acquires the oldest English-language book in Canada

As people around the world show their appreciation for the printed word on United Nations' World Book Day, University of Toronto's Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library is making history with the acquisition of what is thought to be the oldest English-language book in Canada. Printed in 1481, the book includes three texts – Cicero’s De Amicitia (treatise on friend [...]

20 May 2018

100th anniversary of Winnipeg's 1919 General Strike will be marked with monument, movie, books

The site of the bloodiest clash of Winnipeg's 1919 General Strike is set to be cast in bronze and glass — and illuminated.A tilted and half-sunken streetcar is being designed and constructed as part of a permanent art installation that will be placed at the corner of Main Street and Market Avenue, in front of Pantages Playhouse Theatre.It will be steps away from the exact [...]

20 May 2018

Library has many options for a mental health break

Mental health is an important part of everyone's well-being. May 7-13 was Mental Health Week in Canada. Having a healthy balanced lifestyle includes both physical and mental health. There are a number of ways to keep your mental health and physical health balanced. Being in and around nature is one way to help your mental health. Your friendly neighbourhood& [...]

20 May 2018

Win Canada Reads Books For Your Class!

Win Free Books For Your Class!CBC Toronto is giving away Canada Reads books!If you're a high school student in the GTA, all you need to do is put yourself in the shoes of a Canada Reads panellist for a chance to win copies of the 2018 books for you and your classmates.How To EnterSend a one-minute pitch about a Canadian book you think everyone should read to Metro Morning or Here & [...]

20 May 2018