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Got your ears on? Jason Donaldson here, I am a very lucky guy. I teach high school theatre on Salt Spring Island and coordinate the Gulf Islands School of Performing Arts. I am a family man, in love with my sweetheart and my three sons. I play acoustic music on guitar and mandolin and I’m training to run a 1/12 marathon in Haida Gwaii this summer. I am neglecting my garden right now. It’s never boring.
What book makes you feel like a kid again?
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. I used to work at Cadboro Bay Books in Victoria. It’s a small book store which specializes in, among other things, children’s books. I was organizing the books one day and I came across this book from my childhood. I hadn’t thought of that book since I encountered it as a child. I probably never would have thought of it again if it wasn’t for this experience. It was a surprise, a flood of memories triggered and inspired by this chance encounter.
What books have changed your life?