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Canadian Accents @ the Library: A Booklist

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Something interesting happened when I started working at the Children's Center at 42nd Street in July 2010. I have lived in New York for over 13 years and up until last summer, I could count on one hand the number of times someone has recognized my accent. People would often say "you're not from here," but they could not place me on a map. I now have customers commenting on my Canadian accent on a weekly basis. I always laugh and ask them what tipped them off since I do not say "eh." The word "about" gives me away every time.

Since Canada Day (July 1) is just around the corner, here are some books with Canadian ties to help kick off the festivities:

Enjoy! Do not forget to register for your library's summer reading program.

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You can probably thank the

You can probably thank the very popular HGTV channel for the increased awareness and recognition since most of the shows are out of Canada!

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