GLORIA ANN WESLEY is the author of three books of poetry and two historical novels: If This Is Freedom and Chasing Freedom, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Ann Connor Brimer Award for Young Adult Fiction. Gloria is also the author of Africville in the Righting Canada’s Wrongs series (2019). She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
For educators seeking to build anti-racism learning into Canadian history classes, this 8-book set of classroom materials is an invaluable resource. Each book addresses a major instance of official racism and discrimination spanning more than 150 years. Also included is a free teachers guide to help integrate these titles into class curriculums.
A French translation for language learners about Africville, the Black community bulldozed after decades of environmental injustice. The resilience of former residents and their descendants is described, along with their ongoing fight for fair compensation.