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CBC Books Shakespeare Selfie: Current affairs in fiction with Sharon Bala​​

Novelist Sharon Bala shares what sparked her to write about the recent experiences of Tamil refugees. For students working on their entries for CBC Books' Shakespeare Selfie youth writing challenge, Sharon's advice will inspire them to search for real-life details when depicting current events through fiction.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/21/2018

CBC Books Shakespeare Selfie: Performance of 2017 winner (Grades 7 to 9) – That Something Wicked by Ali Nelson

Actress Bahareh Yaraghi performs the winning entry from the 2017 Shakespeare Selfie student writing challenge, Grades 7 to 9 category. "That Something Wicked" was written by Ali Nelson, who attends Abbey Park High School in Oakville, Ont. She wrote about the Syrian Civil War from the perspective of Macbeth's First Weird Sister.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/21/2018

CBC Books Shakespeare Selfie: Kristin Kreuk on elements of a great monologue

Kristin Kreuk (The Burden of Truth, Smallville) talks about what makes a monologue powerful from her perspective as an actor. Learning how she prepares for a performance and what makes the material easy to work with may help students prepare for CBC Books' Shakespeare Selfie student writing challenge.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/21/2018

CBC Books Shakespeare Selfie: An introduction to Shakespeare with Kenneth Oppel and Philippa Sheppard

Why does the work of Shakespeare continue to be relevant? Kenneth Oppel, author and judge for CBC Books' Shakespeare Selfie 2018 student writing challenge, and Philippa Sheppard, English professor at the University of Toronto, discuss the Bard's continuing popularity in the 21st century, his craft in writing the soliloquy, his ease with both humour and tougher topics like political power ...
  • 2018
  • 00:06:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/20/2018

CBC Books Canada Reads 2018: Stephen Lewis on the art of debate

Former UN ambassador Stephen Lewis stresses the importance of being well-organized, but also maintaining the ability to enjoy a great argument from another debater (like Wab Kinew). Stephen defended The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood in Canada Reads 2014.
  • 2018
  • 00:08:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/19/2018

CBC Books Canada Reads 2018: Kristin Kreuk on the art of debate

Actress Kristin Kreuk emphasizes the importance of being prepared for difficult conversations, plus other debating advice. She defended Kamal Al-Solaylee's memoir Intolerable in Canada Reads 2015.
  • 2018
  • 00:07:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/16/2018

CBC Books Canada Reads 2018: Humble The Poet on the art of debate

Writer and rapper Humble The Poet talks about the importance of letting the other person know that you hear what they have to say, along with other debating tips. He championed the André Alexis novel Fifteen Dogs and emerged the winner on Canada Reads 2017.
  • 2018
  • 00:08:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/16/2018

CBC Books Canada Reads 2018: Elaine "Lainey" Lui on the art of debate

Elaine "Lainey" Lui is proud of her competitive spirit and argues for the importance of women showing their competitive side, along with other aspects of her debating strategy. She defended Raziel Reid's debut novel When Everything Feels like the Movies in Canada Reads 2015.
  • 2018
  • 00:07:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/16/2018

CBC Books Canada Reads 2018: Cameron Bailey on the art of debate

Artistic director of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), past panellist and winner of Canada Reads 2015, Cameron Bailey shares what he should have paid more attention to from the beginning when defending the book Ru by Kim Thúy, plus other debating tips.
  • 2018
  • 00:07:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/16/2018

CBC Books Canada Reads 2018: Ali Hassan on the art of moderating a debate

Actor, stand-up comedian, host of CBC Radio's Laugh Out Loud, and host of Canada Reads 2018, Ali Hassan shares what he's learned about the tricky job of moderating a debate.
  • 2018
  • 00:07:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/16/2018

CBC Books Canada Reads 2018: Craig Davidson on Precious Cargo

Craig Davidson drove five kids in a small school bus, each with special needs. His experience prompted a deeper understanding about disability and stigma. In this video, he discusses what so-called able-bodied people can learn from interactions with people with disabilities and other themes from Precious Cargo, his memoir about being a bus driver for special needs kids.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:28
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/05/2018

CBC Books Canada Reads 2018: Cherie Dimaline on The Marrow Thieves

Métis writer Cherie Dimaline won the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award for young people's literature. Watch the author discuss her Young Adult novel The Marrow Thieves, a futuristic, dystopian narrative rooted in Canadian history.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:52
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/05/2018

CBC Books Canada Reads 2018: Sharon Bala on The Boat People

In this video award-winning writer Sharon Bala discusses her debut novel, The Boat People, about a group of some 500 Sri Lankan refugees who arrive in Canada only to face deportation and accusations of terrorism.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:54
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/05/2018

CBC Books Canada Reads 2018: Mark Sakamoto on Forgiveness

Mark Sakamoto's grandparents endured much hardship during the Second World War. His maternal grandfather Ralph MacLean was a Canadian soldier, who spent years as a prisoner of war in a Japanese camp. His paternal grandmother Mitsue Sakamoto was one of thousands of Japanese‐Canadians interned by the Canadian government during the war. But instead of being bitter about their experiences, they ...
  • 2018
  • 00:04:27
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/05/2018

CBC Books Canada Reads 2018: Omar El Akkad on American War

Omar El Akkad is an award-winning journalist and author who has traveled the world to cover many of the most important news stories of the last decade. In this video, the author discusses American War, his debut novel set in a future America devastated by war and plague.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:27
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/05/2018

Bookaboo The Great Cheese Robbery with Scott Thompson

Bookaboo and Kids in the Hall legend Scott Thompson share a story about a mouse on a mission to pull off The Great Cheese Robbery – and a family of elephants who try to stop him.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:06
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 01/15/2018

Bookaboo Turkey Trick or Treat with Guillermo Díaz

Bookaboo is hiding out in his bunk to avoid going on stage for his Howl-o-ween concert when Scandal star Guillermo Díaz stops by to share a story!
  • 2016
  • 00:11:10
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 01/15/2018

Bookaboo There’s a Bear on My Chair with Rachelle Lefevre

Bookaboo shares a story with Under the Dome actress Rachelle Lefevre about a bear who simply will not budge from his chair!
  • 2016
  • 00:11:09
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 01/15/2018

Bookaboo O’Shae the Octopus with Joel Dembe

Bookaboo and Olympic wheelchair tennis champion Joel Dembe share a story about a little octopus who discovers that celebrating what makes you different can truly make you sensational!
  • 2016
  • 00:11:09
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 01/15/2018

Bookaboo Baxter’s Book with Sarah Carter

Bookaboo and Falling Skies actress Sarah Carter share a story called Baxter’s Book, about a special friend who loves books almost as much as Bookaboo!
  • 2016
  • 00:11:13
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 01/15/2018

Bookaboo I Don’t Want to Be A Frog with Emmanuelle Chriqui

Bookaboo and wonderfully talented Entourage star Emmanuelle Chriqui share a story with a sly message about a frog who yearns to be something different.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:11
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 01/15/2018

Bookaboo Silly Billy with Patrick Chan

Bookaboo and world champion ice skater Patrick Chan share a story about how a little boy overcomes his worries with the help of his grandma.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:08
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 01/12/2018

Bookaboo Giraffe and Bird with Molly Parker

Bookaboo shares a story about an unlikely friendship with House of Cards star Molly Parker.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:09
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 01/12/2018

Bookaboo Warduff and the Pelican Pirates with Antonio Brown

Bookaboo and NFL superstar Antonio Brown share a story about Warduff, a cat on a quest to stop some pesky pelican pirates from stealing all the penguins’ fish!
  • 2016
  • 00:11:13
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 01/12/2018

Bookaboo Harry and Horsie with Emily VanCamp

Bookaboo and Captain America superstar Emily VanCamp share a sweet story about imagination and friendship.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:08
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 01/12/2018