Awards and Reviews

  • OLA Best Bets – Young Adult Non-Fiction – Winner – Righting Canada’s Wrongs: Residential Schools
  • Heritage Toronto Book Awards – Shortlisted – Righting Canada’s Wrongs: The Chinese Head Tax
  • Forest of Reading Red Cedar Award – Shortlisted – Righting Canada’s Wrongs: The Chinese Head Tax

“A most useful work, both as a source of information on the history of Indian immigration to Canada and of systemic discrimination, enacted by the government of Canada, based purely on ethnic intolerance. Highly Recommended.

— Joanne Peters, CM Review of Materials

“This story and the others in the “Righting Canada’s Wrongs” series should be essential teaching in Canadian classrooms at all grades.”

–CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“As one of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action states, ‘Make age-appropriate curriculum on residential schools, Treaties, and Aboriginal peoples’ historical and contemporary contributions to Canada a mandatory education requirement for kindergarten to Grade Twelve students.’ (p. 7) this book certainly contributes to this action and should be added to every junior and senior high school and public library in Canada. Highly Recommended. Rated E – Excellent, enduring, everyone should see it!

— Resource Links

“Perhaps the strongest work to date in the Righting Canada’s Wrongs series, Residential Schools underscores the importance of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s work… Highly Recommended.”

—CM: Canadian Review of Materials

Arresting images dominate the pages, mixing family photographs, posters, museum artifacts, and news archives to create a vivid scrapbook, which also contains the recollections of five internment survivors. Their accounts, peppered generously throughout the book, bring to life the imagery and facts that might otherwise seem impersonal… The book proves an essential history lesson for a generation that may be unaware of this deplorable part of our nation’s past.”

— Cynthia O’Brien, Quill & Quire