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Mirror with a Memory is a photographic journey through the history of this country. It includes those famous shots that have defined a nation; from the Fathers of Confederation grouped stiffly on the steps of Charlottetown's Confederation Hall to the massive Maple Leaf flag drifting over the heads of federalists on the eve of the last referendum. But the book also features the faces of ordinary Canadians going about their everyday lives -- a family of newly arrived, turn-of-the-century immigrants on the platform at Toronto's Union Station; a line of 1920s seal hunters picking their way across the Newfoundland ice floes; pith-helmeted soldiers at a Boer War field hospital in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
Through extended captions and, of course, the photographs themselves, Mirror with a Memory brings to life the story of Canada from confederation to the present day. In the end, it gives us an unforgettable portrait of the people and events that forged a nation.
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Janice Weaver is the author of several previous works of nonfiction for young people. Her first two books, Building America and "From Head to Toe," were both named Notable Books by the International Reading Association. "From Head to Toe" was also nominated for both the Rocky Mountain Book Award and the Ontario Library Association's Red Maple Award. She lives in Toronto.
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