Journey Together Book Club
London, ON, Canada
The Journey Together, Culturally Safe Spaces Committee would like to invite you to participate in a book club!
These book clubs are intended as an entry point to conversations about Truth before Reconciliation and toward growing culturally safe spaces across London and Middlesex.
For our first book, we will be reading Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson. This is an opportunity for us to hear from Indigenous storytellers and reflect together on their unique stories and perspectives.
Each participant will receive a copy of the book. After reading the book individually, we will come together as a group to discuss and share what we heard, learned, felt, and have been reflecting on.
About Son of a Trickster
“Everyone knows a guy like Jared: the burnout kid in high school who sells weed cookies and has a scary mom who's often wasted and wielding some kind of weapon. Jared does smoke and drink too much, and he does make the best cookies in town, and his mom is a mess, but he's also a kid who has an immense capacity for compassion and an impulse to watch over people more than twice his age, and he can't rely on anyone for consistent love and support, except for his flatulent pit bull, Baby Killer (he calls her Baby) — and now she's dead.
Jared can't count on his mom to stay sober and stick around to take care of him. He can't rely on his dad to pay the bills and support his new wife and step-daughter. Jared is only 16, but feels like he is the one who must stabilize his family's life, even look out for his elderly neighbours. But he struggles to keep everything afloat... and sometimes he blacks out. And he puzzles over why his maternal grandmother has never liked him, why she says he's the son of a trickster, that he isn't human. Mind you, ravens speak to him — even when he's not stoned.
You think you know Jared, but you don't.“ (Summary provided by Knopf Canada)
**A warning: This novel contains course language and depictions of violence and self-harm.
Tuesday, May 116:30-8:00 PMvia Zoom
A copy of the book is included in your registration. Books will be available for local pick-up only at either Childreach (265 Maitland St) or Bostwick Library (501 Southdale Rd). Pick-up dates and times will be emailed to you at a later date.
Spaces are limited, so in registering, we kindly ask that you commit to attending the gathering on May 11.
Please join us!
** Ticket Types are based on the County you WORK in
** Access link and password will be emailed out prior to the event.
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