25 Back in Time
Two local authors who’ve written distinctly BC books take us to visit different aspects of our province’s history. Kit Pearson, recipient of the British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence and veteran novelist of acclaimed books for children, takes us back to 1881, and one amazing day in the life of young Emily Carr in Victoria. Award-winning author of 16 books for children, Ellen Schwartz paints a vivid portrait of BC in 1941 in her new novel. Kenji is obsessed with baseball, but his life changes drastically when war comes to his Japanese Canadian community in Vancouver. One great way to make history come alive for children is to tell it through the eyes of a child.
Although this event is marked 'sold out,' a limited number of tickets may be available at the door.
- A Day of Signs and Wonders, Kit Pearson
- Heart of a Champion, Ellen Schwartz
- BC History. Narrative writing.
Have students brainstorm a time and place in history in which they would like to have lived and research details including the food that was eaten, clothing people wore and cultural norms. Then, direct students to write a 2 page diary entry recording their life in that particular historical moment.