It’s summer reading time! Drop into the branch to pick up some books to read on the beach, at the lake, or on campus. X̱wi7x̱wa staff have done the work of recommending them for you, too!
If you want fiction…
Call number: YF K35 M9 2022
Recommended by Emma: “Feel the scorching heat of summer 1979! Hunter is a 12-year-old boy determined to make it out of his town, no matter what. The author’s first book is a vivid story of youth, survival, and of multiple distinct lives coming together with Hunter at the centre.”
Call number: YF E27 P47 2022
Recommended by Mira: “Earling’s prose is GORGEOUS – rich, atmospheric, descriptive, she fully immerses you in life on the Flathead Reservation in the 1940s. Her characters are fascinating and complex, and the novel deals with themes of freedom, assimilation, resistance, colonization and connection to land. Loved it.”
More books we’re excited about reading this summer:
- All The Quiet Places by Brian Thomas Isaac
- Laughing with the Trickster: on sex, death, and accordions by Tomson Highway.
- My Good Man by Eric Gansworth
Call number: YR M367 C37 2022
Recommended by Joe: “The author has a really interesting backstory and has done some cool stuff. He’s only recently been accepted by publishers after changing his name from John A. McDonald, but has a lot to say in this book (e.g., the time he announced his discovery of the UK and claimed it for Indigenous people).
Call number: BF A85 T73 2004
Recommended by Mira: “This book kinda blew my mind and broke my brain. Umeek describes Nuu-chah-nulth worldview by retelling stories and oral histories, and it’s amazing… You just gotta read it.”
More nonfiction we’re excited about reading this summer:
- Rehearsals for Living by Robyn Maynard & Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
- Jesintel: living wisdom from Coast Salish elders, edited by Darrell Hillaire and Natasha Frey
- A Mind Spread Out On The Ground by Alicia Elliott
Books to read with kids…
Call number: XCF S95 M55 2020
Recommended by Taya: “I love Alan Syliboy’s art and how his books show the vibrancy of Mi’kmaw culture.”
Call number: YUB C739 T74 2021
Recommended by Emma: “Beautiful immersive illustrations accompany this flowing text about what treaty means, told through a conversation between a girl and her Mishomis.”
More children’s books we’re excited about reading this summer:
- 47,000 Beads by Koja Adeyoha and Angel Adeyoha ; illustrated by Holly McGillis
- Wild berries / Pikaci-Mīnisa by Julie Flett
- Powwow Day by Traci Sorell; illustrated by Madelyn Goodnight
That’s all for us! Enjoy the summer and curl up with a book or two.
P.S.: If you want tailor-made reading recommendations, feel free to drop by the branch Mon-Fri, 11-3, and chat with one of us! Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.