Reading Lists - Adults

Because patrons are limited to 4 borrows per month on Hoopla, we recommend (when applicable) checking availability on OverDrive/Libby first, and then moving to Hoopla if a title is unavailable.

 

National Indigenous History Month

From across Canada, Indigenous authors share their truths, experiences, and thoughts on Canada's past, present, and future through short stories, non-fiction, poetry, and much more.

A Mind Spread Out on the Ground by Alicia Elliott - available on OverDrive/Libby

Clifford by Harold R. Johnson - available on OverDrive/Libby

21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph - available on OverDrive/Libby

The Unexpected Cop: Indian Ernie on a Life of Leadership by Ernie Louttit - available on OverDrive/Libby

The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King - available on OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla

Our Story: Aboriginal Voices on Canada's Past by Maria Campbell, Tantoo Cardinal, Tomson Highway, Drew Hayden Taylor, Basil Johnston, Thomas King, Brian Maracle, Lee Maracle, Jovette Marchessault, and Rachel Qitsualik - available on OverDrive/Libby

Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice - available on OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla

Moccasin Square Gardens by Richard Van Camp - available on OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla

Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont - available on OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla

Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq - available on OverDrive/Libby

Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City by Tanya Talaga - available on OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla

Disintegrate/Dissociate by Arielle Twist - available on OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla

 

Black Authors - Experiences, Belonging, and the Black Lives Matter Movement 

From memoirs and poetry about the Black experience in Canada and the United States, to fiction exploring history and belonging, these works will educate and inspire.

The Hanging of Angelique by Afua Cooper - available on Hoopla

BlackLife by Rinaldo Walcott & Idil Abdillahi - available on Hoopla

Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?  by Mumia Abu-Jamal - available on Hoopla

Any Known Blood by Lawrence Hill - available on Hoopla

Frying Plantain by Zalika Reid-Benta - available on OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla

Things Are Good Now by Djamila Ibrahim - available on Hoopla

Shut Up You're Pretty by Téa Mutonji - available on Hoopla

'Membering by Austin Clarke - available on OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla

Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis - available on OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo - available on OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla

A Map to the Door of No Return by Dionne Brand - available on OverDrive/Libby

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander - available on OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla

 

Pride Month

Authors from the LGBTQIA2S+ community share their stories and experiences of identity and diversity in these books that span genres and communities.

Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju - available on OverDrive/Libby

Fire Song by Adam Garnet Jones - available on OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla

Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian - available on OverDrive/Libby

Be My Love by Kit Pearson - available on OverDrive/Libby

A Two-Spirit Journey: The Autobiography of a Lesbian Ojibwa-Cree Elder by Ma-Nee Chacaby with Mary Louisa Plummer - available on OverDrive/Libby

Unfinished Dollhouse: A memoir of Gender and Identity by Michelle Alfano - available on OverDrive/Libby

Gender Failure by Rae Spoon & Ivan Coyote - available on OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla

Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community by Robin Stevenson - available on OverDrive/Libby

Annabel by Kathleen Winter - available on OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla

Little Fish by Casey Plett - available on OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla

Mamaskatch by Darrel J. McLeod - available on OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla

Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead - available on OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla