In-Person Community Book Club: Five Little Indians
Join us for Community Book Club! We’ll be meeting on Monday, June 27 at 7 p.m. at Whistler Public Library. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for this meeting!
- Who: Everyone welcome
- How much: Free
- Which book: Five Little Indians by Michelle Good
- Where to get a copy: Borrow at WPL or buy at Armchair Books (mention the book club and receive 15% off)
Synopsis: Taken from their families when they are very small and sent to a remote, church-run residential school, Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie are barely out of childhood when they are finally released after years of detention. Alone and without any skills, support or families, the teens find their way to the seedy and foreign world of Downtown Eastside Vancouver, where they cling together, striving to find a place of safety and belonging in a world that doesn’t want them. The paths of the five friends cross and crisscross over the decades as they struggle to overcome, or at least forget, the trauma they endured during their years at the Mission.