McNally Robinson Booksellers hosted an On The Same Page event celebrating Manitowapow with readings from Warren Cariou, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, David McLeod, Gregory Scofield, and a surprise appearance from Percy Tuesday. Enjoy some excellent shots of the packed house courtesy of photographer Pauline Boldt at www.26mertonroad.com.
On The Same Page, a project of The Winnipeg Foundation and Winnipeg Public Library, encourages all Manitobans to read, and talk about, the same book at the same time. The program includes book giveaways, author appearances, and special events inspired by the feature book.
Teacher Starleigh Grass includes a review of Manitowapow in her blog, Twinkles Happy Place. She writes,
The publishers recommend it for grades 11–post-secondary but, I could see a lot of uses for excerpts of it in earlier years. Highlights for me included Emma LaRocque’s poetry, particularly her poem on being Indigenous in academia and a piece of writing on the difference between being Aboriginal and being an Indian. As a classroom teacher teaching secondary humanities in British Columbia, I would keep this [book] on my shelf.
Starleigh continues with some great ideas how she would use Manitowapow in the classroom. Find these ideas at www.twinkleshappyplace.ca.
Manitowapow reaches bestseller status at McNally Robinson Bookseller at number five in the paperback fiction category. Congratulations to the authors and editors Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair and Warren Cariou.
Manitowapow Book Launch
On behalf of P&M Press, thank you to all those involved in making the Feb. 3rd book launch for Manitowapow successful. We extend our sincerest appreciation to all those involved in the inspiring, as well as, entertaining presentation.
photograph of contributors to Manitowapow
photograph taken by Aaron Pierre Photography, www.aaronpierre.com