Reviews

Book Review – The Shadow Hero

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By Gene Luen Yang & Sonny Liew
First Second (July 2014)
176 Pages, $17.99 (Paperback)
Reviewed by Kathryn Gwun-Yeen Lennon

 

On October 27, the day before the Toronto municipal elections, the Toronto Sun ran an editorial … more »

Book Review – Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin

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BY CHIERI UEGAKI & ILLUSTRATED BY QIN LENG
KIDS CAN PRESS (AUGUST 2014)
32 PAGES, $18.95 (HARDCOVER)
REVIEWED BY MIRANDA MENG

 

Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin is a story about courage and intergenerational love expressed at … more »

Book Review – Cycling With The Dragon

 

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BY ELAINE WOO
NIGHTWOOD EDITIONS (SEPTEMBER 2014)
96 PAGES, $18.95 (PAPERBACK)

REVIEWED BY YILIN WANG

 

Cycling with the Dragon, the debut poetry collection by Chinese-Canadian author Elaine Woo, opens with a poem that … more »

Book Review – Parenting Without Borders

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Avery (May 2 2013)
320 pages, $17 (Paperback)

REVIEWED BY RACHEL ROSE

 

Every now and then I read a book that changes the way I think; Parenting Without Borders is one of those … more »

Book Review – Peeling Rambutan

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By Gillian Sze

Gaspereau Press (March 2014)
80 pages, $19.95 (Paperback)

 

REVIEWED BY SHARON MIKI

 

Gillian Sze’s latest collection of poetry, Peeling Rambutan, has been described as a “poetic travelogue”—and it is, in more ways … more »

Book Review – This One Summer

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By Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

Groundwood Books (May 6, 2014)
320 Pages, $17.99 (Paperback Graphic Novel)

 

REVIEWED BY ELLIOT CHAN

 

Awago Beach has been a summer sanctuary for Rose and her parents for as … more »

Book Review – For Today I Am a Boy

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by KIM FU

HarperCollins (January 2014)
256 pages, $19.99 (Paperback)

 

REVIEWED BY ERIC WILKINS

 

“But I want to be like you,” I said, grabbing Adele’s knee. “I want to have hair like more »

Book Review – The Age

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By Nancy Lee

McClelland & Stewart (March 2014)
281 pages, $22.95 (Paperback)

REVIEWED BY BRYCE TARLING

 

Nancy Lee, in her new novel The Age, takes us through a relentless exploration of adolescence and uncertainty. It begins … more »

Book Review – Sinuous

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by LYDIA KWA

Turnstone Press (September 26 2013)
128 pages, $17 (Paperback)

REVIEWED BY LUCY NG

 

Vancouver psychologist and writer/poet Lydia Kwa’s second collection of poetry sinuous charts the geographical and psychological territory of the lost, the alienated, … more »

Book Review – Light

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by SOUVANKHAM THAMMAVONGSA
Pedlar Press, (September 15, 2013)
73 pages, $20 (Paperback)

Reviewed by Kathryn Gwun-Yeen Lennon

On a fall morning, just after daylight savings, I began reading Light. The bus I was riding turned a corner, and … more »