July 1 is Canada Day, which is somewhat like what July 4 is to the United States. It marks the uniting of the country, and festivities include picnics, fireworks, and indulging in poutine (I hope). If you haven’t done so in a while, it might be worth checking out a book either set in Canada or reading a book penned by a Canadian. Here are a few suggestions — and really, is there any better way to celebrate Canada Day than with a book (and poutine)?
[All book descriptions come from or are adapted from WorldCat.]
Many of the books Brooks has written take place in her home country of Canada, including last year’s Queen of Hearts, a 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults title. It follows Marie Clarie shortly after her first kiss but before her sixteenth birthday in December, 1941, when her younger brother and sister are sent to a tuberculosis sanatorium near their Manitoba farm.