I decided to find out. CBC North agreed to take on the challenge to Educate Me about Canada because, Heaven knows, I need the help. I want to know what country I’ve adopted as my own–and I’d like to know it through stories, poems and plays.
What books are we made of? (I discuss which books I’m made of, so far, in this blog post). What books are Canadians made up of? What do they tell us about Canada?
This is the website to Educating Jerome, the CBC North radio program. I’m sending out a request to the kindhearted, bookish people of Whitehorse for suggestions on a reading list. I’ll read some books from that list and tell you what I’ve learned. I’ll blog responses here to those books, and of other Canadiana. (They’re not so much reviews of the books, I guess, but more what I’m learning about Canada). Follow along if you’d like. Talk with me. While it’s good to hunker down in the middle of Winter with a good book, it’s better if you can share it with someone.
Maybe you’ll find one of your favorite books on here too. Maybe you want to read along too. Maybe you have a suggestion for me. Let me know by leaving me a comment on the page, Suggest a Book For Jerome.
I’ll write reviews on the blog, and will index them on What He’s Read. If it’s clickable, it has a book response.
I’m looking forward to your suggestions, and to reading more Canadian literature in my first Year of Canadian Reading. Please help me understand this great country through your literature.
Main photo is by Amanda Graham, Yukon Territory