Below is a
selection of publications that we have recently received mostly through the
Legal Deposit program.
It includes books, sheet music, sound recordings, documentaries, films, audiovisual recordings, journals and other serials, and theses in analogue and digital format.
Constructive Negativity: Prize Culture, Evaluation, and Dis/ability in Canadian Poetry. Shane Neilson. Windsor, Ont.: Palimpsest Press, 2019.
This book of criticism blends the author's lived experience of disability with prize culture theory to create a new lens through which to see Canadian poetry.
Du paillis plein les souliers : à lire entre deux brassées. Carnet poétique. Marie-Pier Deschênes. Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon, Que.: Éditions La Roupille, 2019.
These are poems about magical and unexpected moments of parenting. For example, having children means listening to cartoons even when the kids have gone to play elsewhere; loving sparkles, feathers and everything that makes stains; going to the bathroom at night on a Flash McQueen seat; and hearing "I love you, Mommy" from the next room between toy truck races.
Hustling Verse: An Anthology of Sex Workers' Poetry. Eds. Amber Dawn and Justin Ducharme. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2019.
Over 50 self-identified sex workers from around the world and from different parts of the industry express the complexity of their experience with agency and honesty in this beautiful anthology of poetry.
Parents dans un monde d’écrans : comment vous brancher à l’univers de vos enfants de 0 à 18 ans. Catalina Briceño and Marie-Claude Ducas. Montréal: Éditions de l’Homme, 2019.
This book takes a look at current issues in our connected universe. It provides parents with food for thought, including tips and tricks to better understand and track the digital activities of their children and teens—and their own. In a simple, concrete and accessible way, it explains what guidelines to adopt, when to sound the alarm when faced with behaviour issues, and when to de-escalate or just let things go. In short, everything you need to do (or not do!) to accompany young people in a world where screens are omnipresent.
They Call Me George: The Untold Story of Black Train Porters and the Birth of Modern Canada. Cecil Foster. Windsor, Ont.: Biblioasis, 2019.
This mix of historical fiction and non-fiction recounts the lives of black railway porters known as the "Pullmen" of Canadian railways. Bringing in themes of citizenship, community, human rights and race relations, the book shows how Black folks shaped the railway age of Canada.
Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada. Eds. Rodney Diverlus, Sandy Hudson and Syrus Marcus Ware. Regina, Sask.: University of Regina Press, 2020.
A collection of writing on issues facing the Black community in Canada, this is an important look at the latest developments in Canadian Black activism.
Usages autochtones des plantes médicinales du Québec, Les fleurs (vol. 4). Isabelle Kun-Nipiu Falardeau. Montcalm, Que.: Éditions La Métisse, 2015–2018.
This project is the culmination of 15 years of research, solitary life in the forest, self-directed studies, personal experiences, and trips to meet Elders from different Indigenous nations in Quebec. The main difference between this book and others on the same topic is that the information is practical rather than theoretical. Isabelle Kun-Nipiu Falardeau describes how to prepare remedies, explains traditional methods, and offers the teachings of Elders who have agreed to share their ancestral knowledge with her.