Book Review | Symptoms of Being Human

book cover: with black drawing of hair on a white cover. totle of the book symptoms of being human in purple lettering in the centre. two thrids of the way down the page it reads boy or girl?yes. bottom of the cover lists author jeff garvin in green

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin Tags: Young Adult, Fiction, Coming of Age, LGBT2SQ+, Bullying, Self-Harm This Young Adult novel is one that youth and adults alike will not want to put down. Through the first person narrative, Riley a gender-fluid teenager navigates school, violence, family, therapy, relationships,anxiety, and finding self in the process.  […]

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5 Book Lists for 2017

book cover for the accident of being lost by leanne simpson

  I have not read all the books on these lists but believe they provide an in-depth look on some of the top books of 2017 from diversity subject matter, genre and author identity. The New York Public Library “BLC’s Favorite YA Reads of 2017” : The Bronx Library Center YA Librarians review some of […]

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Forgotten Labour Series | Feeding the Dunsmuirs

Image is a set table located in the hatley castle

Originally Published on Crossroads Image Courtesy of the Royal Roads Archives Among stories of the prominent Dunsmuir family that called Hatley Park home, are the lesser-known stories of the staff who fed them, attended to their children and worked as their chauffeurs. Ah Hoy was one such cook. For about five decades, Hoy lived with and […]

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Royal Roads Forgotten Labour Series | In the Time of War

Abstract 2nd in the Forgotten Labour Series this article highlights a few of the hidden narratives that tie into war times and some of the projects that push us to think about our shared histories. Link to Full Article 

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