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Looking for some meaningful summer reading on issues of race and racial justice? Our church library has books for a number of reading levels. Browse through and email Matthew T (matthew.thiessen at, who is organizing an HMC bookmobile this summer, if you want one or more of the books! And if you have books that you are willing to share on this important topic, let us know and we’ll add it to the bookmobile! **Updated August 28

Adult Reading

Austin Channing Brown, I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a world made for Whiteness
Kaitlin Curtice, Native: Identity, Belonging and Rediscovering God
Kaitlin Curtice, Glory Happening: Finding the Divine in Everyday Places
Vine Deloria Jr, God is Red: A native view of religion
Drew Hart, Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the way the Church views racism
Steve Heinrichs and Jonathan Dyck, Unsettling the Word: Biblical Experiments in Decolonization
Jeff Friesen and Steve Heinrichs, Quest for Respect: The Church and Indigenous Spirituality
Cheryl Woelk and Steve Heinrichs, Yours, Mine, Ours: Unravelling the Doctrine of Discovery
Steve Heinrichs, Wrongs to Rights: How Churches can Engage the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Steve Heinrichs, Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry: Conversations on Creation, Land Justice and Life Together
Lyla June Johnston and Joy De Vito, Lifting Hearts Off the Ground: Declaring Indigenous Rights in Poetry
Larry Loyie, Residential Schools: With the Words and Images of Survivors
**Eric Mason, Woke Church
Esau McCaulley, Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an exercise in hope
Tanya Talaga, Seven Fallen Feathers 
**Jemar Tisby, The Color of Compromise
Richard Twiss, Rescuing The Gospel From The Cowboys
**Chanequa Walker-Barnes, I Bring the Voices of My People
Randy Woodley, Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision  
Various authors, Speaking my truth: Reflections on Reconciliation & Residential School      

Pre-teen/Teenager Zines

Red Rising: Storytelling as Resistance (Issue 4)
Red Rising: Two-Spirit (Issue 7)
Red Rising: Language (Issue 8)  

Children’s Picture Books

Nicola Campbell, Shin-Chi's Canoe
Janice Derby, Are you my friend?
Tamara Awad Lobe, Let's make a garden
Dandi Daley Mackall, God made me
Cheri J. Meiners, Accept and value each person
Queen Rania Al Abdullah, The Sandwich Swap
Maxine Trottier, Mr. Hiroshi's Garden
Randy Woodley, The Harmony Tree
David Bouchard and Shelley Willier, The Drum Calls Softly
Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak and Vladyana Krykora, Northern Lights: The Soccer Trails
Robert Coles and George Ford, The Story of Ruby Bridges
Bettye Stroud and Erin Susanne Bennett, The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom
Patricia Polacco, Mrs Katz and Tush  


Reserve 107: Reconciliation on the Prairies (the story of Mennonites, Lutherans, and the Young Chippewayan First Nation around Laird, SK)