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CBC | Radio-Canada (Eng) Celebrating Indigenous stories with the Turtle Island Reads Book Club 2019

Turtle Island Reads celebrates stories written by and about Indigenous people in Canada. Hosted by Rosanna Deerchild and featuring Tracey Deer, Lucy Tulugarjuk and Dayna Danger, the 2019 book club discusses how the modern Indigenous experience is reflected in literature and why bringing Indigenous books into the classroom is important. The panel and students from three different high schools explore ...
  • 2019
  • 00:44:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2021

CBC Books The First Page: Jennifer Chen

Jennifer Chen reads the first page from her debut YA novel, Super, and talks about the importance of not only finding a great hook, but building on the intrigue of the hook. Download the First Page teacher guide for discussion questions on Jennifer's novel, key concepts to writing a compelling first page and more.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:39
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/19/2018

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: Erin Bow

Erin Bow, author of the young adult novel The Scorpion Rules, reads the first page on which the main character in her novel appears and talks about what she believes is important for a first page. Download the First Page teacher guide for discussion questions on Erin Bow's novel, key concepts to writing a compelling first page and more.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/18/2017