PreviewsIssue 81, Fall/Winter 2022-23
kā-āciwīkicik / The Move
Doris George, Don K. Philpot, Alyssa Koski (Illustrator)
This testament to the beauty of the Cree language and the resilience of the Chemawawin First Nation is a bilingual story of two Cree Elders who are forced to move from their ancestral homeland to Easterville. At first a barren place, eventually, through the incorporation of traditions, their new community springs to life.
What’s Your Name? The Eskimo Disc System and a Daughter’s Search for her Grandmother
When Dunning applied for her and her sons’ Nunavut beneficiary status, she was asked for her disc number. This led to an intense investigation into the Eskimo Identification Canada system and an obsession with finding disc lists, few of which were on public record. This book presents years of research, interviews with community members, and Dunning’s personal story to provide a critical record and response to this hidden history.
Kindness Is a Golden Heart
Jessica Kluthe, Charlene Chua (Illustrator)
Readers follow a young child who is shown, from morning to bedtime, the many ways to demonstrate kindness – to their parent, their cat, and themself – such as helping, sharing, listening, and resting.
Lark Steals the Show
Natasha Deen, Marcus Cutler (Illustrator)
In Book 6 of the Lark Ba Detective chapter book series, Lark and her twin brother Connor team up with friends Sophie, Kate, and Loi to solve the mystery of who would steal Kyle’s painting from the new exhibit at the local art gallery and set up Franklin to take the blame.
Laughing with the Trickster
On Sex, Death, and Accordions
The CBC Massey Lectures for 2022 are being presented by none other than the trickster himself, Tomson Highway, who brings his signature irreverence to an exploration of five themes central to the human condition: language, creation, sex and gender, humour, and death. Highway offers personal anecdotes and Trickster stories as guides through crises such as climate change, economic disparity, racial intolerance, and general unhappiness.
Le petit bar du village (et autres nouvelles)
Ce recueil de 22 micronouvelles raconte comment notre humanité peut être à la fois belle et lourde à porter. This collection of 22 pieces of microfiction exposes how human nature can be a heavy or light load to carry.
Lessons in Legitimacy
Colonialism, Capitalism, and the Rise of State Schooling in British Columbia
This book examines schooling in British Columbia between 1849 and 1930 for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people – public schools, Indian Day Schools, and Indian Residential Schools – in one analytical frame, showing how the different school systems trained people to take up and accept unequal roles in the emerging social order.
Lights to Guide Me Home
A Journey Off the Beaten Track in Life, Love, Adventure, and Parenting
This debut memoir is a captivating travelogue, taking readers on a trip around the world – to Costa Rica, Nepal, Rapa Nui, Ireland, Malta, Baffin Island, New Zealand, and more – while chronicling Ward’s life transitions, including her marriage to a travel and landscape photographer and their parenting experiences.
Beginning and ending with invocations for softness and strength, lisan al’asfour (the bird’s tongue) delves into Hanna’s heritage as the child of a woman compelled to immigrate from Egypt in the 1970s. The poems examine racism, loss of culture, and working in the field of law; they mourn the violence in the world; and they describe the schism between defining and maintaining identity.
Little Wet-Paint Girl
Ouanessa Younsi, Rebecca L. Thompson (Translator)
First published in French, this unsettling look at identity and ethnicity by a poet born to a French-Canadian mother and Algerian father takes readers on a surreal journey through a world where concepts of belonging and unbelonging, absence and presence, and mind and body are questioned and blurred.