Wednesday, November 13, 2013 |
We're asking Canadians to share how a novel or story changed their life. There's a great prize on the line: you could win a trip for two to the Canada Reads live shows in Toronto March 3-6, 2013!
But we thought it wouldn't be fair for Canadians to have all the fun. We asked the Canada Reads Top 10 authors to share their stories of change too. Today, we present you the book that changed Cory Doctorow's life. Cory's book, Little Brother, is in the Canada Reads Top 10.
"In 1978, I walked into my Crestview Public School grade two classroom in Willowdale, a suburb of Toronto, and, on the spur of the moment, took Alice in Wonderland off the shelf. My teacher was Bev Pannikkar, who had the amazing empathy and good sense to let me be after I hunkered down behind the low bookshelf and started reading. I spent the entire day back there, reading. I never stopped.Today, I am married to a woman named Alice."
Have a story that changed your life? Enter our contest here! And be sure to check out all the great stories shared from Canadians around the world!