Why Half-Blood Blues will win Canada Reads


Why is Half-Blood Blues the novel that could change Canada? Here's what Donovan Bailey had to say:

"Half-Blood Blues is quintessentially a Canadian book. The story itself is indicative of what Canada is. Esi brought in so much research. You see the racism from so long ago, and then you look at the racial divides and the black on black racism that exists today in our society. It is essentially a helpful comparison to make. It has something to say to Canadians as a whole because we are the biggest melting pot in the world."

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