The financial support of Capilano University for this project is gratefully acknowledged. A special thank you to the learners and teachers who helped choose the articles for these books.
All of the material in these books first appeared in The Westcoast Reader (1982 to 2009). Some of the articles have been updated. Most of the exercises and activities for learners are based on material from The Westcoast Reader Teachers’ Notes (1982 to 2009).
Thank you to Pacific Newspaper Group, publishers of The Vancouver Sun and The Province, Canadian Press, and North Shore News for permission to reuse photos; to Nola Johnston and Guy Parsons for permission to reuse drawings and maps; and to Torstar Syndication for permission to reuse Baby Blues cartoons.