Reading Outloud: Teen Bookclub
Join us on Zoom for a fun discussion about Fire Song by Adam Garnet Jones. This bookclub is facilitated by our Teen Services Librarian, Celeste, and Mia from Outloud St. Albert.
Summary: A family tragedy forces Shane, a gay Native American teenager in Northern Ontario, to choose between staying home to help support his family or leaving for college and the freedom to be himself. Caution: This book contains suicide, attempted suicide, sexual assault, homophobia and underage drug use.
Author bio: Adam Garnet Jones (Cree/Métis/ Danish) is a Two-Spirit screenwriter, director, bead-worker and novelist from Edmonton Alberta. You can find Adam online at http://www.adamgarnetjones.com/
Themes that we will discuss in our Zoom meeting:
- Trauma. What sorts of things do the characters do to cope with trauma? Which ones would you categorize as a quick fix vs. healing?
- Systemic Oppression. What factors play into Shane's current situation? What are the systems (people, institutions, etc) that put him in such a difficult spot?
- Resilience. What provides strength and hope to the characters?
This is a partnership with Outloud St. Albert.
- Tuesday, November 10, 2020
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm