Alan Twigg’s tribute to Rudolf Vrba

Rudolf Vrba, who escaped Auschwitz and co-authored a report saving 200,000 lives, remains unrecognized in Vancouver despite his significant historical impact. Alan Twigg (l.) seeks to change this.” FULL STORY


Valerie Jerome

May 21st, 2024

Valerie Jerome tells the powerful story of her family’s extraordinary achievements in sports and their fight against racism in Canada in Races: The Trials and Triumphs of Canada’s Fastest Family (Goose Lane Editions $24.95). In the 1960s, Valerie’s brother, Harry Jerome, set seven world records, earning the title of the world’s fastest man. His grandfather, John “Army” Howard, was Canada’s first Black Olympian in 1912, and Valerie herself competed in the 1960 Rome Olympics. The book details their athletic careers and the racism they faced from their community, the press, their country, and even within their family. It also highlights Harry’s advocacy for youth sports and education, offering an inspiring tale of courage and conviction. 9781773102900

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