David Suzuki: The Autobiography… wins the BC Bookseller's Choice Award

David Suzuki: The Autobiography…
wins the BC Bookseller's Choice Award
 
David Suzukiā€¦



Congratulations to the winners
announced on Saturday, April 28, 2007
at the Lieutenant Governor's
BC Book Prize Gala
, emceed by William Deverell at Government House,
in Victoria.



BC
Booksellers' Choice Award in Honour of Bill Duthie

David
Suzuki and Greystone Books
David Suzuki: The Autobiography


This is a great book!  I received it as a gift from my friend Ian
for my birthday last year.  Suzuki details many aspects of his
life.  His time spent in the Japanese-Canadian internment camps is
discussed in the chapter “My happy childhood in racist BC.”

Suzuki describes how his tenure at UBC was affected by his divorce, but
also how the assination of Martin Luther King affected his activism on
social and racial issues.  Some chapters describing his growing
commitment to environmental issues is fascinating, particularly the
descriptions of the Stein Valley Music Festival.

He also shares some stories about his children, both from his first
marriage and his second marriage.  Particularly interesting is how
his daughter Severn Suzuki-Cullis becomes committed to environmental
issues and develops the drive to attend the Earth Summit at Rio de
Janiero, becoming an environmental celebrity that captures the media
attention and an invitation to speak at the United Nations.

Dr. David Suzuki is indeed on of Canada's greatest living Canadians…

If you would like to sign a petition to have a park named after him….
call Vancouver Parks Commissioner Spencer Herbert.  Herbert has
proposed to have the park at 72nd Ave and Selkirk St. named after David
Suzuki.  This park is just around the corner from the Suzuki
childhood home that that was confiscated by the Canadian government
when the Canadian-born Suzuki family was interned during WW2 for being
“enemy aliens.”

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