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Hate Mail by Monique Polak and Riverdale students

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Monique Polak's latest book for young adults was written with...young adults. The book was a collaboration with students at Riverdale High School in Pierrefonds. That's what made it a special project for the Montreal author.

Hate Mail is about a boy with autism who is bullied by his fellow students - and his family is too.

Monique Polak joins Sonali Karnick in studio along with one of the students who helped with the book, Hamza Bashir.

Hamza is in Grade 10 and, with others in the class, helped write the book Hate Mail over the last school year.
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Daniel Levitin: The Organized Mind

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If you sometimes feel as though you're drowning in all the information coming at you online and everywhere else, here's a life jacket.

It's the latest by Montreal's Daniel Levitin. He's an organizational psychologist, McGill professor, and the author of the New York Times best-selling book This is Your Brain on Music.

The Organized Mind delves into all the latest neuroscience, as well as stories of leaders who successfully  manage the overload of information.

It also may help the rest of us.

Daniel Levitin joins Sonali Karnick in studio.
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Kim Thuy: Man

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Montreal author Kim Thuy's first novel Ru won her a Governor-General's award. 

It told a story that reflected her own experience of fleeing the Vietnam War as a child. 

But her second novel is the one she describes as more personal.

It's called Man (with an accent over the 'a'), and it's now out in English with another translation by the award-winning Sheila Fischman.

Kim Thuy joins All in a Weekend's host Sonali Karnick in-studio to tell us more about it.

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