To be enlightened is to understand how much we don’t know, and then to search for answers. What can we do to reduce our environmental footprint? How can we support immigrants as they adjust to their new circumstances? What can we learn from historical disasters? How can we improve our health?

Big questions. No easy answers. So we turn to the research, ideas, and formidable minds of experts to enlighten us. But we don’t want just any experts. We want thinkers who can make urgent and complex issues exciting to investigate.

Our non-fiction writers are historians, scientists, activists, entertainers, and more. They train a spotlight on the world’s most pressing problems, its small curiosities, and its millions of different creatures – humans and animals alike. As we read their work, we develop our capacity for understanding … and for action.

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Arrival City

By Doug Saunders
Categories: Social Science
Series: Enlighten

From one of Canada's leading journalists comes a major book about how the movement of populations from rural to urban areas on the margins is reshaping our world. These transitional spaces are where the ...


In Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, award-winning journalist Anne Dowsett Johnston combines in-depth research with her own personal story of recovery, and delivers a groundbreaking ...


By Jordan Abel
Categories: Poetry
Series: Enlighten

Award-winning Nisga’a poet Jordan Abel’s third collection, Injun, is a long poem about racism and the representation of indigenous peoples. Composed of text found in western novels published between ...

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