About the Books
It is 1783 and ten-year-old Rachel and her family are living in northern Nova Scotia after escaping slavery in South Carolina. Their joy at finally being free is dashed as they face the challenges of life in a barren land and must fight against harsh winter conditions and intolerant neighbours. How will they survive? CLICK HERE
||Get to Know Her|
What is a typical day like for Rachel in the 1700s? What does Rachel long for? What is she afraid of? What would she think about the world we live in today? Find out more about Rachel. CLICK HERE
Rachel lived over two centuries ago. Why did families like Rachel's come to Canada? What was life like once they arrived? Who were the black Loyalists? Learn about Halifax and the history of slavery. CLICK HERE
Get a glimpse of Canadian history on this timeline of key events from 1720 to 1949. CLICK HERE
**You will require Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view the timeline. This is provided free for download by the Adobe website.
||Our Home and Native Land|
View a map of Canada to see where Halifax is located. CLICK HERE
||Q&A with Author Lynne Kositsky|
Meet the creator of Rachel's story and find out why she was so fascinated by her subject. CLICK HERE
||Read a Chapter|
To read the first chapter of The Maybe House, CLICK HERE
To read the first chapter of A Mighty Big Imagining, CLICK HERE
**You will require Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view the sample chapter. This is provided free for download by the Adobe website.