November 2021: Adult Readers
Updated: Feb 25, 2022
Michelle Good was awarded the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada for this masterpiece. Five Little Indians is a national best-seller and winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Amazon First Novel Awards, and the Kobo Emerging Author Prize. Good’s book takes us along on the hopeful and often devastating journey of five residential school survivors (Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie, and Maisie) as they try to move forward in life while facing the traumas of their pasts. Good's book also shines an important light on the intergenerational trauma that is experienced by survivors and their families. Readers will get to know 'the five' from their beginnings as they are taken from their families and forced into the residential school system, to their release from the schools into an unknown world with little support to start their new lives, and then onto each of their experiences as they strive to survive. This book beautifully illustrates the importance of empathy, community, and truth and that the way toward reconciliation is to really listen to the truth to work toward creating a better world together.
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