Day: October 20, 2017

BuzzBooks Winner at PNBA

Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation by Monique Gray Smith (from PubWest Member Orca Book Publishers) won the BuzzBooks contest last week at the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association annual trade show, in Portland, OR. Nearly 200 punch cards were handed out to attendees who visited eight exhibits for publisher quick pitches on recent and upcoming titles across several genres. The booksellers and librarians then voted for the book they were “most excited to recommend to patrons of Northwest libraries and bookstores.”
Orca Book Publishers described Speaking Our Truth this way: “For more than 150 years, thousands of indigenous children were forced by the Canadian government to attend schools designed to eradicate the cultural identities of indigenous peoples. This book takes readers on a journey toward reconciliation as we come to terms with the long-term effects of Residential (Boarding) Schools. Healing requires education and increased understanding of the impacts still being felt by survivors and their families.”