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Surviving the City
Surviving the City | Tasha Spillett
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A contemporary graphic novel about Indigenous young women facing heart-wrenching decisions and the anguish of missing loved ones.
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emtobiasz
Surviving the City | Tasha Spillett
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I‘m diving deep into my library system‘s Native American/First Nations/Indigenous authors this month and picked up this graphic novel about two First Nations teens. The story addresses the high rates of missing and murdered First Nations women, as well as the foster care system, the support systems (& shortcomings) in public schools, and traditional practices. A good intro but I wanted more plot and characterization to go along with these themes.

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BookInMyHands
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Among women in Canada and the U.S., indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit people are more likely to be murdered or go missing.

This graphic novel follows two teenage girls, best friends, who each have their own struggles. Throughout the story the teens are supported by other indigenous women and their ancestors.

This is a great read to shed light on this epidemic of violence.

#readingwomenofcolor2019
#indigenouswomen
#graphicnovel

Peddler410 Main characters are teens — would it be appropriate for middle school. 4mo
BookInMyHands @Peddler410 Yes- violence is referenced, but totally middle school appropriate 4mo
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