Canada Reads 2023 Winner: Ducks by Kate Beaton

Ducks by Kate Beaton recently won Canada Reads 2023. It’s the first time a comics style book has ever won the competition. Voters decided it best fit this year’s theme “one book to shift your perspective.”

This autobiographic graphic memoir details the author’s time working in Alberta’s oil sands and her experiences with economic migration, sexism and environmental destruction.

“We are all implicated in the story Ducks tells. Ducks is one woman’s story, but it is the story of an industry that we all rely on in some way. Whether we are people living in Alberta who go to work in the sands … Whether we’re people that live in central Canada who benefit from the wealth this industry creates. We are all implicated,” Roach said during Canada Reads 2023 finale.


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