We’re back for what might be the most chaotic episode yet! join us for our discussion of Son of A Trickster by Eden Robinson. Attempting to summarize this book is an exercise in futility (you’ll understand when you hear k try to give an on-the-fly synopsis…).
While this book can get categorized as YA (the protagonist, Jared, is 15-16), there is a lot of explicit violence, so it would be better for a mature teen reader or adults.
Content warning for discussions of self-harm, suicide attempt, familial abuse, drug use, and alcoholism.
- This book was chosen by our wonderful Patreon patron Grey! They are fantastic and wonderful. AND Grey posts amazing book reviews on Instagram, so do yourself a favor and check out their page!!
- Recommend if you like…
- Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead
- Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi
- Reservation Dogs (tv show)
- K suggests listening to this review of Reservation Dogs by Red Power Hour (a show via The Red Nation’s podcast — which you should TOTALLY support and listen to if you don’t already!!)
- Residential schools are a massive topic with multi-generational impacts. below you’ll find further reading and resources:
- this article delves into the similarities and differences between this genocide tactic in the US and Canada
- “The Lasting Impact of Native American Residential Schools” by Cheyenne Barefoot
- The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition
- Episode of The Red Nation Podcast: “American Indian boarding schools w/ Denise Lajimodiere”
- here’s a cute Buzzfeed article about a guy who finds his old iPod nano from high school.
- Let’s be like Sarah and decolonize our damn selves!! on that note, here are some dank (meme) accounts
- Here’s a great episode of the podcast All My Relations “beyond blood quantum”
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