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Meet Ami McKay's The Birth House

The Birth HouseListen: In the clip below, author Ami McKay reads from Chapter 26 of The Birth House. On December 6, 1917, Halifax was devastated by an explosion (you can learn more about this real-life event on the CBC's commemorative page). Dora and her brother head to the city to lend a helping hand, and the death and disaster have a huge impact on this small-town girl, leading her to question everything she's known.

Can birth be a miracle even amid so much death?

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Read: In the excerpt below, Dora explains the history of her family and her home and why she, a simple girl with simple needs, was deemed to be extraordinary by the Scots Bay community.

Read an excerpt from The Birth House here.

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