Book picks as published in the Oct. 23, 2019 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Homes : a refugee story
By Winnie Yeung & Abu Bakr Al Rabeeah
A young boy recounts what it was like living in Syria during the civil war — the normal things like video games, sleepovers, and family jarringly juxtaposed with the constant threat of what could happen next. It also recounts both the gratefulness and the loneliness of the family’s immigration experience in Edmonton. The Oct. 27 StarFest event with the authors is sold out.
The North-West is our mother : The Story of Louis Riel’s People, the Metis Nation
By Jean Teillet
There is a missing chapter in the narrative of Canada’s Indigenous peoples–the story of the Métis Nation. Their story begins in the last decade of the eighteenth century in the Canadian North-West. Within forty years they were famous throughout North America for their military skills, their nomadic life and their buffalo hunts. Meet the author at our StarFest event on Oct. 28, 7 pm.