We live in Ottawa, there will be politics. And excellent political writing, all available at the Ottawa Public Library! Here's the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize shortlist from 2018 titles, full of good options for reading and learning:
Dip into Homes - Abu Bakr al Rabeeah's story of surviving childhood in Syria before he and his family find refuge in Canada; Bristle about Breaching the Peace by Sarah Cox, the Site C Dam protests in BC; explore Boys: What it Means to Become a Man and break down the myths of masculinity; travel along with Pipe Dreams: the Fight for Canada's Energy Future; - the rise and fall of the Energy East pipeline; or give Big Lonely Doug a tree hug - the Story of One of Canada's Last Great Trees.
Last year's winner was the stellar and important Seven Fallen Feathers. What do you think will win this year?