For January/February 2023 and in honour of The REDress Project (Weeklong display of red dresses at Brock University from Feb. 14-20 to remember MMIWG & 2SLGBTQQIA+ people) and World Day of Social Justice (February 20), we are honoured to feature and share with you Monique Gray Smith's Tilly and the Crazy Eights. This amazing book was the winner of the 2019/2020 First Nation Communities READ Indigenous Literature Award. The book takes on a road trip with Tilly as she drives eight of her community elders ("the Crazy Eights") on a road trip to New Mexico to the Gathering of the First Nations Pow Wow. Each person is transformed along the way as they spend time together, each filling a piece of their bucket lists. At each stop, stories are shared, secrets are divulged, and strong connections are made.
The road trip serves as good medicine
for the travellers,
and the book serves as good medicine
for the readers!
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Tilly and the Crazy Eights Educational Resources
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