In Review: The Week of July 13th

July 18, 2020

This week we recommended books to beat the quarantine ennui, chatted with author Shani Mootoo for #ALUbookclub, read harder with a duo of books by authors of colour, and more!

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~ Defeat your quarantine ennui with books — which will you take into battle? Choose your fighter!

~ Author Shani Mootoo chats with us for ALU Summer Book Club about writing, identity, and her novel Polar Vortex"[...] mainstream awareness regarding non-white race and queered sexuality is growing and deepening in ways I had never experienced before."

~ We're beating quarantine boredom with three great graphic novels from Pow Pow Press, Arsenal Pulp Press, and Conundrum Press that take us on a search.

~ ALU staffer Tan Light takes on BookRiot's Read Harder Challenge again this month with a duo of books by writers of colour.




Around the Web


~ Word on the Street Toronto announces a summer-long virtual festival kicking off with a civic issues series.

~ The Quill and Quire interviews  BIPOC of Publishing in Canada, a new industry collective in support of community.

~ An artist reimagines classic books as comic strips.

Apollo magazine offers a brief history on the vitality of public libraries in times of war and crises.



ICYMI (last week)


ALU Summer Book Club: Polar Vortex Discussion


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Check out some of the highlights from our #ALUbookclub staff discussion of Shani Mootoo's Polar Vortex (Book*hug Press) + download questions for your own book club!







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