The Book of Negroes The Book of Negroes, Episode 5

​As racial tensions boil in barren and destitute Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Aminata organizes a final journey back to Africa.
  • 2015
  • 00:43:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/05/2015

The Book of Negroes The Book of Negroes, Episode 6

Upon their arrival in Africa, Aminata leaves the Loyalists behind to find her way back to her home village of Bayo.
  • 2015
  • 00:43:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/11/2015

CBC Drama Special The Comedy of Errors

Borrowing from the Latin comedy The Twins, Shakespeare created this farce for the Christmas festivities of 1594. Fun is the primary aim of this romantic comedy which tells of the complications which follow when a merchant, Aegeon, enters the enemy state of Ephesus. He hopes to reunite his family years after the shipwreck which split two sets of twins and ...
  • 1989
  • 01:16:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Bookaboo The Darkest Dark with Chris Hadfield New

Bookaboo and famous former astronaut Chris Hadfield share an uplifting story about a boy facing his fears and pursuing his dreams!
  • 2016
  • 00:11:08
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 01/08/2018

CBC Books The First Page: Cherie Dimaline

Cherie Dimaline, author of The Marrow Thieves, reads the first page in her novel and 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
  • 9-12
  • 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. Erin is also the judge for CBC Books' First Page Student Writing Challenge. Download the First Page teacher guide for discussion questions on Erin Bow's ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:54
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

CBC Books The First Page: Katherena Vermette

Katherena Vermette, author of The Break, reads the first page in her novel and talks about the need to situate the reader in a story. Download the First Page teacher guide for discussion questions on Katherena's novel, key concepts to writing a compelling first page and more.
  • 2017
  • 00:01:57
  • 9-12
  • 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
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

Bookaboo The Great Cheese Robbery with Scott Thompson New

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