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Children's Nonfiction General

Kids Book of Black Canadian History, The

by (author) Rosemary Sadlier

illustrated by Qijun Wang

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2019
General, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2019
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
  • Reading age: 8 to 12


From the first Black person who came to Canada about 400 years ago to the most recent wave of African immigrants, Black Canadians have played an important role in our country's history. In this informative overview, kids will discover the inspiring stories and events of a people who fought oppression as they searched for a place to call their own.

Featuring fact boxes, mini-profiles, a timeline and more, this book in the acclaimed Kids Book of series offers a glimpse into an often-overlooked part of Canadian history.

About the authors

Rosemary Sadlier is the president of the Ontario Black History Society. The OBHS is responsible for initiating observances of Black History Month and the celebration of August 1 as Emancipation Day. She is the author of four books on African-Canadian history and consultant/co-author of a fifth. The recipient of numerous awards, including the Order of Ontario, she lives in Toronto.

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Qijun Wang's profile page


  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award
  • Commended, Violet Downey Book Award, The National Chapter of Canada IODE
  • Winner, White Raven Award , International Youth Library

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