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Secret Schools

September 22, 2022

Book Review by Janet Nicol

Secret Schools:  True Stories of Bravery, Ingenuity, and the Determination to Learn, by Heather Camlot and Illustrated by Erin Taniguchi, Owlkids Books, Toronto, 2022

What if the secret you were keeping was going to school?  This is the question Toronto-based author Heather Camlot poses in a fascinating book aimed at middle grade readers.  Camlot has researched and written fifteen true accounts about ‘underground’ classrooms around the world at various periods of history.   Thirty-three linocut prints by Vancouver printmaker and artist Erin Taniguchi illustrate each story.  

For the full review in BC Teacher magazine (Sept/Oct 2022) go to the BC Teacher’s Federation website.

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