The Illegal: Lawrence Hill. A beautiful tale of a runner from a fictional nation fighting for a place in the world. Narrative breaks with the introduction of secondary characters. The book would have been stronger if Hill held the perspective of Keita.
A visceral portrait of life at a crossroads, The Orenda opens with a brutal massacre and the kidnapping of the young Iroquois Snow Falls, a spirited girl with a special gift. Her captor, Bird, is an… read more at Kobo.
Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter by Carmen Aguirre. A Canada Reads True Stories Contender is a gripping, darkly comic first-hand account of a young underground revolutionary during the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile.