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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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Blaire
Indian Horse | Richard Wagamese
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This book broke my heart. Painful story of a native Ojibway Canadian taken to an abusive and horrific residential school who finds some solace in playing hockey, but even that joy is tainted by experiences he must confront. Saul‘s story and what so many children went through will stay with me. Beautifully written. #indigenousauthor #booked2019.

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Bertha_Mason

"You see my problem. The history I offered to forget, the past I offered to burn, turns out to be our present. It may well be our future."

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CNich
The Marrow Thieves | Cherie Dimaline
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I had to read The Marrow Thieves in short increments, because it was stark in a way I did not enjoy. Lean descriptions and character interaction that served the purpose, but left me wanting more. I did appreciate the themes of heritage, connection, and hope in uncertain times, and found myself compelled to continue reading to the end, despite experiencing a lack of comfort throughout. Ultimately, an intense book I don't regret reading.

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TrishB
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Thank you Danielle for the lovely gifts 😁😁 I‘ll look forward to reading this.
Litsy doesn‘t seem to want to let me tag you !! I‘ve emailed too 😘

LeeRHarry That‘s an amazing book! 😊 6d
TrishB @LeeRHarry it looks so good 👍🏻 6d
Cathythoughts Beautiful cover on this lovely book gift ✨✨✨ 6d
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batsy Wasn't aware of this book until Littens started posting about it! It's since been stacked; sounds really interesting 👍🏽 6d
TrishB @batsy it certainly does! 5d
TrishB @Cathythoughts it definitely is. 5d
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Bookzombie
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#weeklyforecast

Last week, I was a little too ambitious so I‘m just going to stick with finishing my current reads. 🤞🏻

Nute That‘s about all I can ever handle on my plate...just keep reading what I‘m currently reading. I understand. No shade! 1w
Bookzombie @Nute Thank you! 🙂 1w
Soubhiville I want to read A Light Between Oceans. Hope you‘re enjoying it! 1w
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Cinfhen I find juggling 3 books, on three different mediums; print, audio, ebook seems to be most manageable for me🙃 1w
Bookzombie @Soubhiville I‘m not very far in to it yet. I brought it and Moon when I stayed overnight at my sister‘s this weekend. Somehow I left Moon in my purse and didn‘t want to go traipsing through the house to get it. Light was in my overnight bag so I read the first few chapters of it before passing out. 🙂 1w
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Gods is on audio and the other two are in print. See my comment above on why I started The Light Between Oceans. 🙂I will finish Moon on the Crusted Snow first. 1w
Cinfhen Light is SO GOOD!! I‘m not familiar with your tagged book but it sounds really good! I‘ll be watching for your #BookReport (edited) 1w
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Okiinabastien
Indian Horse | Richard Wagamese
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Indian horse is about a indigenous child from the Ojibway tribe, Saul Indian horse survives the Indian residential school system and grows up to become a star hockey player, the story follows Saul on his journey through residential school and his love of hockey.

MissYaremcio Thank you for the review Okiina! Remember to include all elements of the assignment in your post (you were missing the recommendation and the pacing). 2w
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JacqMac
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I loved this book. A post-apocalyptic thriller set in a remote northern Ontario Anishinaabe community. When society collapses, can they use the knowledge passed down through the generations to survive the winter? And what happens when visitors from the south arrive? Creepy, atmospheric, lots of allegory, centered around family and community. I recommend that you read it during a harsh, snowy, winter day.

readordierachel Oh, this sounds great! 2w
KateFulfordAuthor Great review thanks 2w
Bookzombie I‘m currently reading this. I made myself put it down last night at Part 2 because I knew I would stay up to finish if I kept reading. Great review! 2w
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JulAnna Great review! I haven‘t heard of this one-stacked! 🤓 2w
LeeRHarry One of my faves of this year, glad you enjoyed it 😊 2w
BarbaraBB I enjoyed this one too. 2w
BookNAround So good, right? 2w
JacqMac @Bookzombie It‘s really hard to put down. 2w
JacqMac @JulAnna I hope you like it. 2w
JacqMac @LeeRHarry @BarbaraBB @BookNAround So good! One of my favourites this year, too. 2w
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JacqMac
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The sky outside my window looks just like this book cover today. It‘s a sign. I think it‘s time to read it. I have heard good things.

BookNAround I really liked it and it‘s not my usual type of read at all. 2w
ValerieAndBooks What a great title! I‘m intrigued; stacking. 2w
JacqMac @BookNAround @BarbaraBB @ValerieAndBooks I‘m just past halfway and I really like it. 2w
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monalyisha
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While this middle-grade historical fiction novel is important & written in a way that will connect with some readers (especially older, reluctant readers), I struggled with it. Tingle‘s writing is simple, direct, & repetitive. His style is evocative of an oral storytelling tradition & emphasizes that the Choctaw are a people who‘ve long been ignored in the US; it seems to ask, “Are you paying attention? Are you listening YET?” 👇🏻

monalyisha 1/1: This “Trail of Tears Story” is brutal & bloody. Tingle writes of festering sores, wild animals ripping out the throats of young children; spider bites; and violence & execution at the hands of powerful, corrupt men. The violence is meaningful & justified but it doesn‘t make reading it any easier. This is an instructive tale; I can see myself recommending it to kids who are ready for tough content but not tough language or vocabulary. (edited) 2w
monalyisha Background art by: RedEarthArts (Etsy) 2w
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