Monthly Archives: May 2012

Two Great Canadian Youth Novels I think Should be Taught in the Classroom

I know. How Cancon of me. But I gotta say- it does get my knickers a bit knotted up to see how many American and British books are showcased in our English classes and how little Canadian content. So I … Continue reading

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The Old Hotel2Tango Goes the Way of the Dodo

J’s studio circa 2007. he let the riffraff in, obviously…. Remember this article in the March 6, 2012 issue of the Montreal Gazette? The one where they talk about how Mile End is “taking bold action to protect artists?” And … Continue reading

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Middle School Reading: Tinfoil Sky by Cyndi Sand-Eveland

 Mel and her mother Cecily have left Craig, drug dealer and all round creep, in the middle of the night. They threw what belongings they could find into the pinto and headed toward Cecily’s hometown, where they hope to stay … Continue reading

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Middle School Reading: The Agency series by Y.S. Lee

The Agency Series by Y.S Lee Volume 1 Mary Lang is a twelve-year old, half-chinese, half-irish London ragamuffin about to be hanged for thieving when she is offered the chance of a new life at Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls.  … Continue reading

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