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The Town That Drowned by Riel Nason
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Jan 03, 12

bookshelves: canadian
Read in January, 2012

I liked this a lot. Not as wowed as I thought I would be, but a thoroughly enjoyable read that taught me about a piece of Canadian history as well. I particularly liked the character of Percy, and his relationship with his sister, Ruby. Looking at the characters through the lens of my disability awareness I thought they were well drawn, and the fact that the book was set in the 1960s meant that no labels were put on this little boy -- simultaneously a blessing and a curse, in my experience. I found myself judging the other characters by how they treated Percy (something I do in real life with my son too) and liked how diverse this portrayal was (ie., no one right or wrong way). All in all, highly recommended.
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