Refugees: ‘The Boat People’ by Sharon Bala and ‘Homes’ by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah with Winnie Yeung

I usually opt for fiction to gain understanding and empathy for topics that are far from my own experience, but sometimes I come across works of nonfiction that are just as moving. I found Homes to be especially powerful, perhaps because the story is told from the perspective of the boy who lived it. In 2010, … Continue reading Refugees: ‘The Boat People’ by Sharon Bala and ‘Homes’ by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah with Winnie Yeung

The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King

  Most of us think that history is the past. It's not. History is the stories we tell about the past. Those of you who have followed my blog for a while know that I don't read a lot of non-fiction. I can't help it- I just prefer fiction. So does Thomas King. Truth be … Continue reading The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King