I know it is still two months away, but I am looking forward to covering this list, this summer. Click on the image below to go to the CBC page where the books are featured.
Last May, Jan Stromquist, illustrious President of our Association, suggested that it might be fun to have a book club for (secondary) teachers to be able to explore and become familiar with some of the great novels out there by indigenous authors. She suggested that I could facilitate it. At first, I said, “It sounds like a great idea, but I don’t have time.” The idea kept niggling at me, however, and I must admit, I have long envied the book club experience that friends and colleagues have talked about.
In fact, I have even had the urge in recent years to join the Public Library Summer Reading Club, just so that I could get stickers, stamps and pats on the back for my voracious half-guilty pleasures. (I do know that these are intended for kids.) I’ve decided to give it a try.
The Summer Book Club is going to be a laid-back experience. I propose to start with Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden, mostly because I haven’t read it yet. I’ll post a review here when I’m done. I’ll also look for your responses in the “Comment” field below.
Let me just say that I’ve had a great time teaching English 12 First Peoples this year. I have never enjoyed course prep so much! I look forward to another semester, but meanwhile, some great reading.
This is what my bookshelf looks like so far:
Wow. I’d be really impressed if I had actually read all of these, but there are still more that I would like to read.