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Summer might be approaching its end, but literary festival season is just beginning! Find out what's happening near you, or even farther afield—because literary festivals make for good road trips. Just saying.

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Great kids books in conversation with each other. 

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Discover what books were inspired by an East German museum, the song "What a Fool Believes," two vibrant communities on opposite coasts, and one writer's son's important question. 

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Why Can't I Let You Go?

By Brenda Brooks

The author of Honey, a dark story of obsession, suggests books she just can't quit. 

7 Books to Promote Leadership Skills in Your Students

A wise principal once told me that whoever is doing the work, is doing the learning. Wouldn’t it be beneficial for students to take on some of these tasks? I’ve decided to put ownership back into …

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A jumping-off list for a larger discussion of authors and thinkers who inspire us to think more deeply about the food we eat, cook, and share.

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The Chat

By Trevor Corkum

Great writers from across the country sit down with us to talk about their books, and the stories behind them

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By Kiley Turner

Authors and avid readers in the know love up their favourite Canadian reads

On Our Radar

By Kerry Clare

We spotlight books generating buzz all over the web, and beyond

 

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