CBC Books The First Page: Omar El Akkad

CBC Books The First Page: Omar El Akkad

Author Omar El Akkad reads the first page from American War, his debut novel that was featured in Canada Reads in 2018. He suggests that what writers hold back from the reader in the opening pages is just as important as what they include. Download the First Page teacher guide for discussion questions on Omar's novel, key concepts to writing a compelling first page and more.

  • 2018
  • 00:03:10
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/19/2018