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The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King

Thomas King explains in the Prologue called Warm Toast and Porcupines that “the underlying narrative is a series of conversations and arguments that I have been having with myself and others for most of my adult life, and if there is any methodology in my approach to the subject, it draws more on storytelling techniques […]

For Today I Am a Boy by Kim Fu

“One day I’ll grow up, I’ll be a beautiful woman. One day I’ll grow up, I’ll be a beautiful girl. But for today, I am a child. For today, I am a boy.” __ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS, “For Today I Am A Boy”

The above is the epigraph for this book. Here are some words […]

Bone & Bread by Saleema Nawaz

“Walking home from the soccer field, I dragged my feet and looked at my family. Though my skin was lighter than Sadhana’s and grew even paler in the winter, Mama said I was my father’s daughter, since I had Papa’s full lips and cheeks, his large brown eyes, his propensity for sweets, and a love […]

And the Birds Rained Down by Jocelyne Saucier

This is a beautifully written book (translated by Rhonda Mullins) which you will likely wish to have been much longer than it is which possibly means that it is exactly the right length! It is on the short list of the books being presented in March by the Canada Reads program on the CBC and […]