Canada Year by Year
Although people have lived there for centuries, Canada only became a country in 1867. This book celebrates that anniversary with an entry that tells about something interesting that happened during each year since Canada has been a country. Many times you will learn about a person, like Kim Campbell, who became Canada’s first female prime minister in 1993. Canadian Cluny Macpherson invented the first gas mask for WWI; hockey player Jacques Plante invented the first goalie mask in 1959. Sometimes you will read about battles and wars, or about laws or places, or just about different things that happened, like the settling of the prairies or the first singing of the Canadian national anthem. This book also talks about things that Canada has done wrong, such as taking First Nations children away from their homes and families. It is interesting to see how much people from Canada have done, and you also see a lot of world history as you are reading about Canadian history. The entries are fun to read, and the pictures make it even more engaging. Canada is a very interesting country, and if you want to learn about it, this book is a good place to start!
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Elizabeth MacLeod • Sydney Smith, Illustrator