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12 Canadian books that should be taught in every high school

It's back-to-school time and we're suggesting some new course reading.

It's back-to-school time, which got us thinking about the books taught in classrooms these days. Naturally, we got all bossy and decided to suggest some new course reading. Here are 12 Canadian books that we think should be taught in every high school.

The Book of Negroes won Canada Reads 2009 where it was championed by Avi Lewis. (HarperCollins/Penguin Classics/McClelland & Stewart)
Monkey Beach was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award in 2000. (Groundwood Books/Doubleday /Vintage Canada)
The Best Laid Plans won the 2008 Stephen Leacock Medal for humour. (Emblem Editions/House of Anansi Press/St. Martin's Griffin)
Two Solitudes won the Governor General's Literary Award for fiction in 1945. (New Canadian Library/Drawn & Quarterly/Simon & Schuster)

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