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VOYAThis ten-volume series sets out to explain what has shaped Canada, describing its historical, geographical, and political development as a nation, as well as what sets it apart from the United States. Redefining Canada walks the reader chronologically through different events that have shaped Canada's identity as a country during the 1960-1984 period. The book focuses on the development of the Quebecois identity, which is unique and distinct from English Canada. It also discusses Canada's activism regarding environmental concerns and recounts Pierre Trudeau's fight to amend the Canadian Constitution. It is merely an introduction to all of these complex issues. Nine out of the ten series books were written by the same author, keeping the tone and format consistent throughout the series. The writing is simple and clear, and photographs, illustrations, and fact boxes break up the text nicely. Each book is organized into short chapters that are easy to digest, and includes a time line and guides for Web sites. Among the other titles in the series are Conflicts, Changes, and Confederation, 1770-1867, Before Canada: First Nations and First Contacts, Prehistory-1523, The Settlement of New France and Acadia, 1524-1701, Britain's Canada 1613-1770, and From the Atlantic to the Pacific: Canadian Expansion 1867-1909. These attractive books will be excellent resources for homework projects for young teens or Americans wanting to learn about the history and culture of their neighbors to the north. (How Canada Became Canada). VOYA CODES: 4Q 2P M J (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; MiddleSchool, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 2006, Mason Crest, 88p.; Index. Illus. Photos. Further reading. Chronology., PLB . Ages 11 to 15.