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8. The Governance Core (Campbell and Fullan)

The Governance Code:  School Boards, Superintendents and Schools Working together is a collection of leadership suggestions tailored specifically to school boards. This would have been a great book to read prior to starting as a trustee and was a helpful … Continue reading

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Book Club Chat with Jesse Thistle

At a time when connection is a challenge, our book club enjoyed a thought-provoking “zoom” chat with Canada Reads, long-listed, author and professor, Jesse Thistle, this evening.  We appreciated his time, his humour, his honesty and openness as he shared … Continue reading

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7. We Have Always Been Here (Samra Habib)

For anyone who has been following this blog, you will know that I am a HUGE fan of Canada Reads!  It is an amazing celebration of Canadian authors as 5 defenders sit around a table in the CBC studio and … Continue reading

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6. 21 Things You Might Not Know about the Indian Act (Bob Joseph)

As part of a read indigenous challenge on the CanadianContent goodreads site, this was an eye opening read.  It is a starting point to do better. It is a call of action reminding readers and the government of the Truth … Continue reading

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Be Prepared… COVID19 catch up on reading

Hi all,  I have been remiss in posting my 2020 reads but now that I am self-isolating, my goal is to get caught up on my posts.  I am sharing pre-apologies for clogging your inboxes if you subscribe to my … Continue reading

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5. Broken Man on a Halifax Pier (Lesley Choice)

Broken Man on a Halifax Pier was a quick read about a man, broken, jobless and behind in his rent, who meets a woman on the pier.  She is named Ramona and swoops into his life, pulling him out of … Continue reading

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4. The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Agatha Christie) #readchristie2020

Agatha Christie is known as “the best selling novelist of all time” (from her website), publishing 66 books and 14 short story collections.  Over a billion copies have sold in English along with another billion in translation!  Her novels have … Continue reading

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3. The Cheese Trap (Barnard, Neal D)

I have to admit that I really did not want to read The Cheese Trap.  I did not want to learn that cheese is something I need to be wary of or limit.  I wanted to read about how delicious … Continue reading

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2. From the Ashes (Jesse Thistle)

The hardships and lessons in From the Ashes linger in my mind.  The book was a brutally honest account of the generational devastation of an Metis family impacted by the lasting effects of colonialism.  Jesse and his brothers were abandoned … Continue reading

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1. The Hour of the Fox

After reading Kurt Palka’s The Piano Maker, which was a 5 star rating for me, The Hour of the Fox was disappointing.   Although it was enjoyable and an easy read, it did not keep me engaged. I did enjoy reading … Continue reading

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