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A Readers’ Advisory Podcast about becoming better library staff by reading every genre, whether we like them or not! Every month we read books from a new, randomly picked genre; then on the podcast we discuss our reading choices, experiences, opinions, appeal factors, and other related topics as friends and library workers.

Jul 19, 2016

In our ongoing quest to become better librarians by reading every genre (regardless of our actual interest) we tackle Aboriginal, Indigenous, and First Nations Books.  

This episode we're looking at another thematic genre/non-genre, so join us as we discuss the problems of reading aboriginal or indigenous characters written by non-indigenous authors, how we really didn’t get enough education in First Nations/Native Americans in school, and why it’s hard to find Australian Aboriginal or Sami books in Vancouver libraries.

Your Hosts This Episode

 Anna Ferri Meghan Whyte Matthew Murray | Amanda Wanner



Children's Picture Books 

Did Not Finish

Other titles mentioned





  • Are there any First Nations mysteries?
  • Are there Indigenous/Aboriginal specific genres?
  • Does your library have an Aboriginal/Indigenous/First Nations section, sticker, or other method of bringing attention to these titles?
  • Is there anything that we missed, misunderstood, or misspoke on?

Check out our Pinterest board and Tumblr posts for all the Aboriginal, Indigenous, and First Nations Books people in our club read (or tried to read), and follow us on Twitter!