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The outside circle: A graphic novel

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LaBoucane-Benson, Patti, Mellings, Kelly. Toronto, ON: House of Anansi Press Inc. , 2015. (Book) — 1 copy, 1 available
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Call Number
YOUTH GN 400 LAB 2015
In this important graphic novel, two Aboriginal brothers surrounded by poverty, drug abuse, and gang violence, try to overcome centuries of historic trauma in very different ways to bring about positive change in their lives. ; Pete, a young Aboriginal man wrapped up in gang violence, lives with hi…
Title
The outside circle: A graphic novel
Author
LaBoucane-Benson, Patti
Mellings, Kelly
Place
Toronto, ON
Publisher
House of Anansi Press Inc.
Year Published
2015
Physical Description
Softcover; 128 p.
Topics
Aboriginal Health
Rehabilitation Medicine
Abstract
In this important graphic novel, two Aboriginal brothers surrounded by poverty, drug abuse, and gang violence, try to overcome centuries of historic trauma in very different ways to bring about positive change in their lives.
Pete, a young Aboriginal man wrapped up in gang violence, lives with his younger brother, Joey, and his mother who is a heroin addict. One night, Pete and his mother's boyfriend, Dennis, get into a big fight, which sends Dennis to the morgue and Pete to jail. Initially, Pete keeps up ties to his crew, until a jail brawl forces him to realize the negative influence he has become on Joey, which encourages him to begin a process of rehabilitation that includes traditional Aboriginal healing circles and ceremonies.
Powerful, courageous, and deeply moving, The Outside Circle is drawn from the author's twenty years of work and research on healing and reconciliation of gang-affiliated or incarcerated Aboriginal men.
ISBN
9781770899377
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
YOUTH GN 400 LAB 2015
Copy 1 BC Children's and Women's Family Support & Resource Centre Available
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