Looking for some inspiration for reading as go off to break until January 6th? We have rounded up some novels, books of poetry, and other inspiring resources you can pick up before you head off campus for the next few weeks.

Full-Metal Indigiqueer: Poems by Joshua Whitehead focuses on Zoa, a Two Spirit/ Indigiqueer Trickster who infects, invades, and reclaim canonical and popular works like Charles Dickens, Shakespeare and Peter Pan.

Red Rooms by Cherie Dimaline follows Naomi, a hotel maid in an average hotel in an average city, who creates complex and complicated stories about the patrons who stay in the rooms she cleans everyday from the things they leave behind. The five short stories are separate, but intricate and come to life through Naomi’s imagination.

Motorcycles & Sweetgrass by Drew Hayden Taylor begins when a handsome stranger rides into town on a 1953 Indian Chief motorcycle and turns Otter Lake upside down. Maggie falls head over heels for the handsome stranger, but her son doesn’t trust him and teams up with his uncle to prove it.

Song of Batoche by Maia Caron is a thoroughly researched fictional retelling of the events leading up to Louis Riel’s 1885 rebellion through a woman’s eyes: Josette Lavoie. The storylines of Josette and six other unforgettable main characters, including Riel and Dumont converge at the same time that the Dominion Army is to march on Batoche in this fast paced novel.

A Mind Spread Out on the Ground by Alicia Elliott views the ongoing legacy of colonialism through metaphor and details from Elliot’s own life and experiences. She engages with topics of parenthood, race, sexual assault, mental health and others as she weaves a story of how the personal becomes political.

Kynship by Daniel Heath Justice takes place in the Everland, the home of the Eld-Folk, where it has been over a thousand years since the world of man and the world of Folk have collided. And it is about to collide again in this fantasy novel.

Ravensong by Lee Maracle follows Stacey, Raven, and Celia as they balance their family’s traditional ways in the 1950s Pacific Northwest during an urban influenza epidemic. Celia has visions from the past, while Raven sees a future catastrophe of reconcilation, and Stacey is left to find a way to bridge them together.

Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice is a thriller that begins when a northern Anishinaabe community goes dark and they realize something has gone wrong in the outside world. As food becomes scarce, the community begins to break apart and they struggle to find a way to survive until a leader emerges.

My Body Is a Book of Rules by Elissa Washuta is an open and ruthless autobiography that illustrate her reality with mental illness, ethnic identity, sexual assault, and academia without apologies. This autobiographical storytelling is written in poem, short verse, letters, a television script, and lists.

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer draws on her background as a botanist, and as a woman,  to explain the lessons nature and animals can teach us. In her lyrical reflections of the natural world, she pushes the point home that humans are in a reciprocal relationship with the rest of the natural world.

Xwi7xwa is hiring two librarians! 

The University of British Columbia Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Canada providing access to a collection of over 7M items. UBC Library has 14 branches and divisions on two campuses (Vancouver and Kelowna), including one off-site hospital library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – a multi-purpose teaching and learning facility.

More than 300 knowledgeable employees – librarians, management and professional staff, support staff and student staff – provide users with the excellent resources and services that they need to further their research, teaching and learning. The UBC Library Strategic Framework can be viewed at https://about.library.ubc.ca/about-us/strategic-framework/. To learn more about working with UBC Library and to explore our values visit UBC Library – Why work with us.

 

The first position:

Indigenous Programs & Services Librarian

UBC Library, Vancouver Campus

Full time, Ongoing

 

The second position: 

Information Services Librarian

UBC Library, Vancouver Campus

Full time, One-Year Term with Possibility of Extension

 

To view the complete job description and to submit an application, please visit the UBC Careers page at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php by midnight January 4, 2020. Note that the anticipated start date is February 1, not January 1.

LAW LIBRARY level 3: HV8079.R35 I26 2019 dvd
Trish Adlesic & Geeta Gandbhir, I am Evidence (HBO Documentary Films presents a Mighty Entertainment production, 2019).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K150 .C85 2019 V.1-6
Gary Watt, A Cultural History of Law (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019).
[Vol 1 In Antiquity edited by Julen Etxabe]

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE9260 .C68 2019
Steve Coughlan & Alex Gorlewski, Anatomy of Criminal Procedure A Visual Guide to the Law (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2019).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD1480 .K47 2019
James Kessler & Charlotte John, Drafting Trusts and Will Trusts: A Modern Approach, 14th ed. (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2019).
Online access: http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=10062253

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