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CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2021: Red Maple Award Winner – Kenneth Oppel, Bloom

The Forest of Reading award ceremony host Ali Hassan interviews Kenneth Oppel after his exciting win of the 2021 Red Maple Award for his title, Bloom (published by HarperCollins Canada).
  • 2021
  • 00:14:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/19/2021

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2021: White Pine Award Winner – Tanaz Bhathena, Hunted by the Sky

The Forest of Reading award ceremony host Ali Hassan interviews Tanaz Bhathena after her exciting win of the 2021 White Pine Award for her title, Hunted by the Sky (published by Penguin Teen Canada).
  • 2021
  • 00:20:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/19/2021

CBC Books The First Page: Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow, best known for science fiction writing, talks about the importance of cutting the sentences you don't need when writing a story and how sci-fi writers drop clues for their readers about the kind of world they're living in. He reads the first page from Radicalized, his collection of four novellas that explore ethical questions surrounding how technology is abused ...
  • 2020
  • 00:03:35
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/06/2020

CBC Books Canada Reads 2020: Cory Doctorow on Radicalized

Radicalized by Cory Doctorow collects four science fiction novellas, all of which explore ethical questions surrounding how technology is abused on both personal and corporate levels. Cory Doctorow is a Toronto-born science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger.
  • 2020
  • 00:06:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/02/2020

CBC Books The First Page: Fonda Lee Must-See

Fonda Lee reads from the first page of Exo, her young adult sci-fi novel. She remarks that, when she starts a novel – particularly because she writes science fiction and fantasy – she thinks about presenting something familiar and presenting something strange; the idea being to make the reader feel comfortable while also giving them something to be curious about. She ...
  • 2019
  • 00:06:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/12/2019

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

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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/05/2018

CBC Books The First Page: Vikki VanSickle

Vikki VanSickle, author of the young adult novel The Winnowing, reads the first page in her novel and talks about the importance of hooking readers as early as you can in a story. Download the First Page teacher guide for discussion questions on Vikki's novel, key concepts to writing a compelling first page and more.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

CBC Books The First Page: Cherie Dimaline Must-See

Cherie Dimaline reads the opening page from The Marrow Thieves, her novel that won the Governor General's Literary Award (Young People's Literature - Text). She talks about how she sets the stage in her dystopian novel. Download the First Page teacher guide for discussion questions on Cherie's novel, key concepts to writing a compelling first page and more.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

CBC Books The First Page: M.G. Vassanji

Author M.G. Vassanji reads from the prologue of his novel Nostalgia. Download the First Page teacher guide for discussion questions on his novel, key concepts to writing a compelling first page and more.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/18/2017