Book Club

Community Talks: Afraid of the Dark with Guyleigh Johnson

March 9, 2021


Through prose and poetry, Guyleigh Johnson tells the story of sixteen-year-old Kahlua Thomas. An absent father and an alcoholic mother leave Kahlua feeling neglected, but her real pain stems from being black. She finds it hard surviving in a poor neighbourhood and even tougher society. Trapped by her own insecurities, she cannot relate to the person in the mirror.
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Community Book Club: The Outside Circle, by Patti LaBoucane-Benson • Illustrated by Kelly Mellings

March 2021

LDCSB's Indigenous Education Lead, Tammy Denomme, asks Senator Patti LaBoucane-Benson your questions about The Outside Circle.

February 2021

Kelly Mellings discusses his creative process with Faculty of Education’s Indigenous Program Coordinator, Chett Monague.

Senator Patti LaBoucane-Benson is a Métis from Treaty 6 territory in Alberta. She is the first Indigenous woman to hold a leadership position in the Senate. She brings to the role 30 years of experience serving Indigenous families.

Kelly Mellings is an award-winning art director, illustrator, and designer. His work has appeared in comic books, magazines, apps, museum exhibits, and online games, and his clients have included Microsoft and BioWare. He is the co-owner of the acclaimed illustration, animation, and design firm Pulp Studios Inc.