Saturday, March 7, 2009

Book of Negroes wins Canada Reads contest (The Vancouver Sun, 07 Mar 2009, Page F2)

The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill has won Canada Reads, CBC Radio One’s annual literary contest. The 2007 historical novel about a girl whose life is shaped by slavery beat out four other works of fiction: Mercy Among the Children by David more...

This is a great novel, one that could well be added to the reading list or school library collection for senior students. You can join the CBC Book Club for a month-long discussion of The Book of Negroes.

Formerly a writer for The Globe and Mail and last year's winner of the Commonwealth Writer's Prize for this book, Lawrence Hill is one of three children of well-respected Dr Daniel G. Hill and civil rights activist mother Donna Bender. His brother is singer Dan Hill (Sometimes when we touch ... ). Click here to read more.

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