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Canada Day Reading: Learn More about Canadian History

It’s Canada Day this week and although things might be a little different this year, we still hope you have the opportunity to spend time with loved ones and celebrate all things Canada. And what better way to celebrate than by learning more about this great country. We have a fantastic selection of books on Canadian History that you can to your reading list. Scroll down to learn more.

Pride Month: Celebrating a Year of Viva M·A·C with Andrea Benoit

In our final post for Pride Month, we spoke with Andrea Benoit, author of VIVA M·A·C: AIDS, Fashion, and the Philanthropic Practices of M·A·C Cosmetics, a book that is celebrating its one year release. We asked Andrea about the M·A·C Cosmetics story and also what Pride might look like this year. We even got it all on video. Enjoy!

Pride Month: The Struggle for Gay Rights Before Pride

It’s Pride Month, and to celebrate we’re reaching out to some of our UTP authors and asking them them to delve deeper into their books as well as share what Pride might look like this year. In our first post, Javier Samper Vendrell, author of the newly released The Seduction of Youth: Print Culture and Homosexual Rights in the Weimar Republic, looks at the history of gay rights and what lessons can be learned.

Solidarity in Protest: A New Textbook Highlighting Positive Social Change in Urban Costa Rica

Available this summer, Millennial Movements: Positive Social Change in Urban Costa Rica presents case studies of Costa Rican millennial leaders, and shows how youth activists in San José draw from global solutions to address the local problems inhabiting their city. In this post, author Karen Stocker delves into her new book and discusses some of the main strategies leaders in the book have and looks at the recent protests taking place in the United States and around the world.

Isolation Reading for the Week of June 15

We’re bringing you some great books chosen by our staff for your work-from-home reading. Check in with us every Monday for some fantastic book recommendations. This week’s selection comes from our acquisitions editor Carli Hansen who has chosen Queering Urban Justice: Queer of Colour Formations in Toronto as her staff pick, a book that is currently 50% off in our Pride Month Sale.