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Podcast of the Week : Pocahontas
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From Curio: How do you dismantle the colonial myth of POCAHONTAS? Disney’s portrait of the Indian Princess has been indelibly pressed into young minds: she is naïve and noble, sexualized, innocent, and in need of a white saviour to win her heart. In reality, Indigenous women have always played strong and valued roles in their communities, leading by will and courage. Western society has created the archetype of the Good Indian, frozen in time, smiling and helpful. Together, we will decolonize this stereotype and examine portrayals of Indigenous people in Hollywood and beyond.
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This week in the Library Learning Commons…
Jan 30-Feb 3
PLEASE RETURN YOUR TEXTBOOKS 🙂
International Day Against Racial Discrimination
Star-crossed lovers get a science-fiction spin in this time-travel tale. It’s 2083, and having survived her attempted-suicide-by-knife, 18-year-old Juliet “Jules” Capulet is surly and scarred, unromantic but still reckless, while Romeo Montague remains in a coma. She and the other Settlers are squatting in a ruined London while the rest of humanity became Travelers, using pods to escape to the future.
Queen of the Tiles
A year after watching her vibrant best friend, Trina, keel over dead at a Scrabble tournament, Najwa has returned to the scene to claim the title Trina left behind—Queen of the Tiles. Beset by anxiety since the tragedy, Najwa knows this weekend-long tournament will be triggering, but she has no idea how much Trina will still be a part of the proceedings.
Ain’t Burned All The Bright
Your Corner Dark
Allie awakens in a small town Canadian hospital with zero recollection of how she got there or even who she is. Receiving a guided tour of her life, she must surmise exactly what sort of person she might have been before. The more she studies photos and how people interact with her, the bigger the hint that she really wasn’t a nice person.