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.
- Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award
- Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award
- Winner, White Raven Award , International Youth Library
- Commended, Violet Downey Book Award, The National Chapter of Canada IODE
Other titles by Rosemary Sadlier
Canadian Cultural Heritage 4-Book Bundle
Molly Brant / Louis Riel / Harriet Tubman / Simon Girty
Canadian Cultural Heritage Bundle
Louis Riel / Harriet Tubman / Simon Girty
Quest Biographies Bundle — Books 31–35
Harriet Tubman / Laura Secord / Joey Smallwood / Prince Edward, Duke of Kent / John A. Macdonald
Freedom Seeker, Freedom Leader