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Invisible North: The Search for Answers on a Troubled Reserve | Alexandra Shimo
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Journalist Alexandra Shimo flew to the remote Northern Ontario reserve of Kashechewan, hoping to document its deplorable living conditions. Instead, she was faced with the dark side of Canadian history and the limits of her own mental stability.
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Melissa_J
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Nothing I say about the content of this book will do it justice. It is about life on a Northern Ontario reserve, and it made me angry. Despite knowing that the living conditions on many of Canada's First Nation reserves are deplorable, and that economic opportunities are slim to none, little has been done to address and fix issues. It made me realize that Canada, as a country, needs to do much more. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

CouronneDhiver Agreed! 3y
PurpleyPumpkin I just put this on hold on Overdrive. It sounds so interesting. Thanks for posting your review! 3y
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Melissa_J
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A little evening reading on my front porch. 📚

kendrastephaniekaryn Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this one. I found it informative, but I struggled with the author's narration a bit. 3y
Melissa_J @kendrastephaniekaryn I'll finish tonight since it's short. Unless something changes in the final 50 pages it will be a 5 ⭐️ read for me. I can't remember a book making me so angry 😡 3y
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Melissa_J
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Saturday morning reading after a long week. I'm in a non-fiction mood at the moment. #currentlyreading

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kendrastephaniekaryn
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#junereview #junefavorites

Sorry for the crappy quality! I only read two books last month, due to the insanity of finishing the school year and getting ready for my move. I'm looking forward to reading a lot more over the summer! #teachersoflitsy #summervacation

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kendrastephaniekaryn
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This book tells an important story about life on Canada's northern reserves, but I struggled with Shimo's discussion. She's a white reporter from Toronto who visited the Kashechewan reserve following a water crisis. She explores issues by focusing on her experiences during her time there, and it comes across as a bit whiny. There were only a few passages in which she discusses meaningful conversations she had with indigenous people in Kashechewan.

Melissa_J That's too bad. I have this one on my Kobo TBR list. 3y
kendrastephaniekaryn @Melissa_J I still recommend reading it, as there are a lot of eye-opening facts. I just wish that she would have focused more on the experiences of the indigenous people instead of her own. 3y
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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An important book. Rage inducing. Despair, desperate, and horrifying.

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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Even though this is not a lengthy book, and could feasibly be read in one sitting, the subject matter makes it so you can only take small bits and pieces.

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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Having leftover, very delicious chicken biryani from dinner out last night and reading Invisible North for lunch today at my desk. #canlit #rageinducinglit (Thank you Dundurn Press for sending)

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sherryvdh
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These are all on my TBR for next year. I'm especially looking forward to reading Invisible North. #weneeddiversebooks #seasonsreadings2016