Tireless Readers Collective
We’ll Turn a New Page Together
Now, more than ever, we need to envision a gender-equal future and find new paths to achieve it. Books can help us understand how to do that together.
The Canadian Women’s Foundation’s Tireless Readers Collective brings book lovers together with stellar writers who shine a spotlight on justice and gender equality. Join us in this exciting reading journey.
Michelle Good & Karen McBride: Indigenous Women Authors Spotlight
This Tireless Reader’s Collective spotlights two acclaimed Indigenous women authors, Michelle Good (Five Little Indians) and Karen McBride (Crow Winter).
Michelle Good is of Cree ancestry, a descendent of the Battle River Cree and a member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation. She has worked with indigenous organizations since she was a teenager and at forty decided to approach that work in a different way obtaining her law degree from UBC at 43. She has practiced law in the public and private sector since then, primarily advocating for Residential School Survivors. Her first novel, Five Little Indians won the HarperCollins/UBC Best New Fiction Prize and her poetry has been included in Best Canadian Poetry in Canada 2016 and Best of the Best Canadian Poetry in Canada 2017.
Karen McBride is Algonquin Anishnaabe from the Timiskaming First Nation in the territory that is now Quebec. Karen She loves to write stories about truth and healing, but mostly about magic and myth. She hopes to continue to explore the themes and lessons taught to her through the oral tradition of her elders and ancestors. Karen’s latest book, Crow Winter, which focuses on Hazel Ellis unravelling a mystery with the help of Nanabush, has received critical acclaim.
Perdita Felicien: A Mother and Daughter Memoir
In this memoir, world champion hurdler Perdita Felicien goes back to how her journey began, recounting the many obstacles that she and her mother, Cathy, overcame along the way, including racism, domestic abuse, and homelessness. We discuss this incredible story with Perdita and Cathy as part of The Mother Rising.