Language Books

The Canadian Language Museum has a small library of books related to our exhibits.

Book of the Month

Ann Hui’s book began as an article that explored the provenances of small-town Chinese restaurants from coast to coast. After the article’s publication, she discovered that her parents had owned a restaurant before her birth. Her book weaves together her family’s history of migration to Canada with the stories of dozens of restaurant owners across the country.

The CLM recently launched our new exhibit, Chinese Languages in Canada. This book offers more cultural context for the history of immigration and language explored in the exhibit.

Featured Book for Children

The CLM has several children’s books, which provide an introduction for language beginners young and old.

Gina Valle’s project collects the winning and finalist submissions from the 2014 Multilingual Kid Lit Award, which is sponsored by the Rainbow Caterpillar bookstore. Supporting UNESCO’s recognition of the importance of a mother language in children’s self-esteem and in the maintenance of culture and language, this book brings together “everyone, grandparents, French immersion students, multilingual parents and children, curious readers big and small.” Founder of Diversity Matters, which provides diversity workshops and training, Valle is committed to a Canada that lives comfortably with many languages and cultures in our everyday life.

Learn more about Glendon Hall

The CLM is located in the East Wing of historic Glendon Hall.

As part of two capstone courses in Public History at York University, AP/HIST 4840 and GL/HIST 4310, students Amena Mirza, Jan Szulc, and Nera-Lei Vasilko created a brochure on the history of Glendon Hall under the supervision of the Canadian Language Museum.