Hey Savvy Readers!
In honour of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and being that February is Black History Month, we’re bringing you a wide range of amazing books by some pretty amazing and diverse authors! Here at the Savvy Reader we always find it important to expand your horizons and encourage you to read something new, so we’ve created a list of books everyone should pick up when they’re in the market for a new read.
These novels will take you to uncomfortable places and shake boundaries. They say something that matters and they’re voices need to be heard. Diversity in all aspects of life is important, even in the world of books!
If you liked The Book Of Negroes by Lawrence Hill, then try Steal Away Home by Karolyn Smardz Frost.
Welcome to another edition of Bookmarks, Savvy Readers! As usual, there has been a lot of great book news this week. Have you been keeping up? We’ve been collecting news stories, links, and photos that caught our eye this week, so continue reading or “Bookmark” this post for later!
1. Canada Reads Shortlist and Champions Announced
Photo via CBC Books
It’s almost that time again! Canada Reads is an annual battle of the books competition hosted by the CBC. This year’s contenders were announced this week and they all look fantastic. (Time to add them to our 50 Book Pledge and claim the Canada Reads badge!) Have you read last year’s winner, The Illegal by Lawrence Hill, yet?