History Anti-Racism Taskforce Book Club logoThe HART Book Club, launching in February 2022, is a student-focused space to discuss books related to and written by Black, Indigenous, and racialised people. As a branch of HART (the Department of History’s Anti-Racism Taskforce), the Book Club is committed to representation, respect, and empowerment for the diverse voices, experiences, expressions, and intersectional identities of racialized groups on campus. The Book Club seeks to foster critical thinking, accountability, and anti-racism among students, staff, and faculty through engagement with books around anti-racism, solidarity, equity, and creating safe spaces for learning.

March Book Club 

This month's book will be The Theory of Crows by David Robertson.

"A poignant and evocative novel about the bonds of family and the gifts offered by the land

When a troubled father and his estranged teenage daughter head out onto the land in search of the family trapline, they find their way back to themselves, and to each other

Deep in the night, Matthew paces the house, unable to rest. Though his sixteen-year-old daughter, Holly, lies sleeping on the other side of the bedroom door, she is light years away from him. How can he bridge the gap between them when he can't shake the emptiness he feels inside? Holly knows her father is drifting further from her; what she doesn't understand is why. Could it be her fault that he seems intent on throwing everything away, including their relationship?

Following a devastating tragedy, Matthew and Holly head out onto the land in search of a long-lost cabin on the family trapline, miles from the Cree community they once called home. But each of them is searching for something more than a place. Matthew hopes to reconnect with the father he has just lost; Holly goes with him because she knows the father she is afraid of losing won't be able to walk away.

When things go wrong during the journey, they find they have only each other to turn to for support. What happens to father and daughter on the land will test them, and eventually heal them, in ways they never thought possible."

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For further information, please contact Catherine Ramey.

For assistance in accessing books, please contact librarian Mike Chee.<--break->

2023-2024 Book Club Schedule

Meeting Date

Time

Location

Book Title

Registration

September 26, 2023 2:30-3:30pm Zoom One Drum: Stories and Ceremonies for a Planet by Richard Wagamese Closed
October 16, 2023 1:30-2:30pm Zoom Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson Closed
November 23, 2023 6:00-7:00pm Zoom Invisible Boy: A Memoir of Self-Discovery by Harrison Mooney Closed
January 23, 2024 2:00-3:00pm Zoom If an Egyptian Cannot Speak English by Noor Naga Closed
February 14, 2024 3:00-4:00pm Zoom Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis Closed
March 25, 2024 1:00-2:00pm Zoom The Theory of Crows by David Robertson Register