Outside Circle, The

LaBoucane-Benson, P.
This is a story about two Indigenous brothers, Pete and Joey, who must navigate life while facing the realities of generational trauma and systemic racism. Written by Patti LaBoucane-Benson, the first Indigenous Canadian Senator, it is a timely text that broaches themes of discrimination, generational trauma, and reconciliation. An engaging and relevant graphic novel, this compelling story highlights the immense complexity of the human condition and accurately depicts the struggle that comes with reconciliation and healing. In a senior-level Language Arts classroom, students may be encouraged to explore relevant social issues and think critically and reflectively about the formation and loss of identity influenced by the generational trauma within First Nations communities. Students may be inspired to participate in classroom discussions and analyze specific passages.
Indigenous, Novel
Arts Education
  • 10-12

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