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September 22, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Borders by Thomas King, illustrations by Natasha Donovan
Middle-Grade Fiction Graphic Novel, Ages 10-14
A stunning graphic-novel adaptation based on one of Thomas King’s most celebrated short stories, presented by Métis artist Natasha Donovan.
On a trip to visit his older sister, who has moved away from the family home on the reserve to Salt Lake City, a young boy and his mother are posed a simple question with a not-so-simple answer. Are you Canadian, the border guards ask, or American? “Blackfoot.” And when border guards will not accept their citizenship, mother and son wind up trapped in an all-too-real limbo between nations that do not recognize who they are.
Natasha Donovan will discuss bringing this story to life with her vibrant illustrations, and present live illustrating too, so bring your pens, markers, crayons and papers and draw along!
Natasha Donovan is supported by an Anonymous Author Patron.
We are grateful to our community sponsor Kingston School of Art.
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11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Donations gratefully accepted
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