Canada Reads

Christian Allaire

The Ojibway author and Vogue fashion writer championed Five Little Indians by Michelle Good.

Championed Five Little Indians by Michelle Good

Christian Allaire is championing Five Little Indians by Michelle Good. (CBC)

Christian Allaire won Canada Reads 2022, championing Five Little Indians by Michelle Good.

Canada Reads took place March 28-31, 2022 The debates were hosted by Ali Hassan and broadcast on CBC Radio OneCBC TVCBC Gem and on CBC Books

About Christian Allaire 

Christian Allaire is an Ojibway writer from Nipissing First Nation. He earned a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in 2014, and he has since written for publications such as Footwear News, Refinery29, Elle, Hazlitt, Mr. Porter and The National Post. Currently, he is the Fashion and Style Writer for Vogue.

Allaire is also the author of The Power of Style, a YA nonfiction book that highlights the need for diversity and representation in fashion — and examines topics such as cosplay, make up, hijabs, and hair to show the intersection of style, culture and social justice over the years.

Interviews with Christian Allaire

Vogue writer Christian Allaire joined Tom Power to talk about being a Canada Reads panellist and why he's defending Michelle Good's Five Little Indians.
Christian Allaire on the inspiration behind his new book, The Power of Style: How Fashion and Beauty Are Being Used to Reclaim Cultures.
When Christian Allaire was growing up on the Nipissing First Nation in Ontario, he didn’t see himself or his Indigenous culture represented in the fashion magazines and television shows that inspired him. Now, Allaire is Vogue’s fashion and style writer, and he’s on a mission to change the conversation about BIPOC representation through his work. He spoke with Tom Power about his new book, The Power of Style: How Fashion and Beauty Are Being Used to Reclaim Cultures.
This week on Unreserved, we look at how clothing is a way of making a statement and telling people what you believe. Fashion can empower, it can challenge, and it can be deeply political.

The Canada Reads 2022 contenders

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