September 17, 2012

Black history

The Kids Book of Black Canadian History
by Rosemary Sadlier

Black Canadians have made many contributions to the development of Canada. This book provides an overview to the people and events that have shaped our country. From the scourge of slavery to the settlement of the West, to the Black Loyalists and Construction Battalions who fought in our wars, this is a good look at a part of Canadian history that many of us may not know.

The kid-friendly layout and colourful pictures add to the book's appeal, as do the short profiles of Black pioneers such as Mathieu Da Costa, Josiah Henson, and Viola Desmond.

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