Catherine Hernandez’s Scarborough (2017)


To begin with, young Laura is rushed into packing her things into plastic bags. Just a few pages later, Sylvie is thrust into "double-time walking" with her mom. Either of these girls could be the "in-motion" girl on the cover of Catherine Hernandez's Scarborough. But they are only two

Catherine Hernandez’s Scarborough (2017)2017-10-24T10:54:35-05:00

James Maskalyk’s Life on the Ground Floor (2017)


Your airway is the width of your smallest finger: you can see how things can go wrong. "Airway first. Breathing next. Medicine is life caring for itself. To me, it's the greatest story." James Maskalyk's story is structured from "A is for Airway" through "XY is for a man"

James Maskalyk’s Life on the Ground Floor (2017)2017-10-06T14:48:34-05:00

Jen Agg’s I Hear She’s a Real Bitch (2017)


"Everything about the restaurant business is made harder by being in it as a woman. And speaking out about that only makes it worse." And, yet, she is doing just that. Speaking out and putting herself out there, in I Hear She's a Real Bitch. Readers meet Jen Agg

Jen Agg’s I Hear She’s a Real Bitch (2017)2017-10-06T14:55:38-05:00

Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer


Intentionally pushing the boundaries, this LGBTTIQQ2SA history aims for inclusivity, representation and originality. These essays are designed to "dazzle" and to "distract" readers from the convention (in this city and beyond) of the queer narrative's domination by the white/male/cis/middle-class/able-bodied perspective. There are more than 100 short pieces to expand

Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer2017-10-05T08:17:57-05:00

In the Black: In Business, In Life


Canada specializes in a kind of "underhanded racism", which is "as Canadian as maple syrup". This is displayed in B. Denham Jolly's memoir, alongside the story of his life, from early days in Jamaica to his seventieth decade. Life in Jamaica was racialized, too, but more openly and, for

In the Black: In Business, In Life2017-10-12T18:31:05-05:00
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