2024 Festival:
October 21–27
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Walking in Two Worlds: Wab Kinew

This is a must-read book of the season—and a perfect choice for fans of gaming, Ready Player One, and the Otherworld series. Wab Kinew—bestselling author, journalist, and politician—returns with another captivating story, this time about an Indigenous teen girl caught between the real and virtual world. Bugz and her friend Feng bond as outsiders and gamers, but must decide what to do in the face of temptations and when they encounter family and community trauma. Engaging and sage, Kinew captivates audiences of every age with his storytelling. He’ll share the inspiration behind his latest work before fielding questions from classes.

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Themes: Indigenous perspectives, prejudice and racism, video gaming, self-esteem, and self-respect.
Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts 8-9, First Peoples Literary Studies 10-12, Writing 10-12, English First Peoples 12, Computer Studies 10, Social Studies 9-10, and Explorations in Social Studies 11. Suitable for Grades 8-12.

Participants and Speakers

Wab Kinew

WAB KINEW is the bestselling, award-winning author of Go Show the World and The Reason You Walk. A member of the Midewin and an Honorary Witness for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, he is a former journalist, hip-hop artist, and television host who was named by Postmedia News as one of “9 Aboriginal movers and shakers you should know.” Kinew, a provincial politician, lives in Winnipeg with his family. (MANITOBA)