There are many different ways to tell stories about history, and the books included on this list involve a range of creative-writing approaches while exploring aspects of Canadian history.
Some of their authors use poetry to present topics such as women in the West, a B.C. school for children with disabilities, colonialism in Canada, and the legacies of immigration.
Other books include a graphic novel inspired by the legend of a woman roadhouse owner and serial killer, a woodcut biography of Leonard Cohen, a memoir of life at residential school, and mixed-genre books by Michelle Porter and Mariianne Mays Wiebe.
Approaching Fire, mixed genres and poetry by Michelle Porter
Ghosts Still Linger, poems by Kat Cameron
The Emperor’s Orphans, creative non-fiction by Sally Ito
Burden, historical poems by Douglas Burnet Smith
Kate Wake, multi-genre novel by Mariianne Mays Wiebe
Leonard Cohen: A Woodcut Biography, by George A. Walker
The Burden of Gravity, poems by Shannon McConnell
Agnes, Murderess, graphic novel by Sarah Leavitt
Genocidal Love: Life after Residential School, fictionalized memoir by Bevann Fox
my yt mama, poems by Mercedes Eng
I Am a Damn Savage; What Have You Done to My Country?, stories by An Antane Kapesh
Fields of Light and Stone, poems by Angeline Schellenberg
The Red Chesterfield, crime-fiction novella by Wayne Arthurson