2022 Canada Reads Winner

Congratulations to the 2022 Canada Reads Winner Five Little Indians by Michelle Good!

Taken from their families when they are very small and sent to a remote, church-run residential school, Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie are barely out of childhood when they are finally released after years of detention.

Alone and without any skills, support or families, the teens find their way to the seedy and foreign world of Downtown Eastside Vancouver, where they cling together, striving to find a place of safety and belonging in a world that doesn’t want them. The paths of the five friends cross and crisscross over the decades as they struggle to overcome, or at least forget, the trauma they endured during their years at the Mission.

With compassion and insight, Five Little Indians chronicles the desperate quest of these residential school survivors to come to terms with their past and, ultimately, find a way forward. 

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Five Little Indians is also our One Book, One Community Read! In partnership with Thompson Rivers University we encourage the entire Thompson-Nicola Region to join together for this shared reading experience. Stay tuned for some exciting programing coming this spring! Check out out website for more information.

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