The Different Booklist and Cultural Centre in Toronto has announced that it is closed because of the current Coronavirus pandemic.
Itah Sadu, co-owner of the bookstore told The Caribbean Camera that she and her partner, Miguel San Vincente are concerned about the “safety of our staff and customers.”
But she noted that while customers cannot visit the bookstore at present, it contines to operate online at https://www.adifferentbooklist.com/
And to encourage online shopping, it is offering free shipping on all orders.
With the coronavirus outbreak, both adults and children may find themselves at home with a lot of time on their hands .
And nothing makes staying at home more enjoyable than reading a book or two.
Sadu and San Vincente have come up with a short list of books for those with lots of time while on self-imposed isolation.
The list is broken into two – Books for children and adults.
For Adults :1. Done With Slavery: The Black Fact in Montreal – Frank Mackey 2. Black Loyalists: Southern Settlers of Nova Scotia’s First Free Black Community – Ruth Holmes Whitehead 3.A Rush to Judgement: The Unfair Trial of Louis Riel – Roger E. Salhany 4. They Call Me George – Cecil Foster and 5. The Skin We’re In – Desmond Cole
For Children :1. Sulwe – Lupita Nyong 2. Get Up, Stand Up – Bob Marley 3. A Likkle Miss Lou – Nadia Hohn 4. Africville – Shauntay Grant and 5. Black Woman Who Dared – Naomi M. Moyer