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The Kids Book of Black Canadian History

The Kids Book of Black Canadian History    
Format Hardcover
Catalogue No. 1-55074-892-0
Pages 56
Language English only
Price $19.95
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Written by Rosemary Sadlier and illustrated by Wang Qijun.
Published by Kids Can Press Ltd., 2003.


From the first Black person who came to Canada about 400 years ago to the most recent wave of African immigrants, Black Canadians have played an important role in our country's history. In this informative overview, kids will discover the inspiring stories and events of a people who fought oppression as they searched for a place to call their own.

Featuring fact boxes, mini-profiles, a timeline and more, this book offers a glimpse into an often-overlooked part of Canadian history.

Did you know that:
  • The phrase "the real McCoy" comes from Black Canadian inventor Elijah McCoy. The expression refers to authentic, high-quality goods
  • Mary Ann Shadd was the first woman in North America to start and run a newspaper. She printed the Provincial Freeman from Windsor, Ontario
  • In December 1995, February was declared Black History Month across Canada
  • Today, most of Canada's Black population is of Caribbean background; however, there are thousands who have ancestry that dates back to the Black Loyalists or the Underground Railroad
This attractive book is suited to children ages 8-12 (Grades 3-7).

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This page last modified: September 12, 2003

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