The shortlist for this year’s Charles Taylor Prize, one of Canada’s most storied awards for non-fiction, offers an array of ambitious historical, environmental, political and biographical writing. But, in this age of brevity and wit, what is the future of long, serious projects like these? Finalists Charlotte Gray, Thomas King, J.B. MacKinnon, Graeme Smith and David Stouck tell Books editor Jared Bland about the state of their art.
EQAO finds reading for pleasure boosts test scores.The EQAO, Ontario’s testing body, reports that kids who read for pleasure do better in reading and writing tests. For math, it’s the attitude that counts.
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