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Hidden Histories Book Talk with Aliyah Beckles-Gaines


Hidden Histories Book Talk with Aliyah Beckles-Gaines

Join us in the gallery on June 26th at 11 am to kickstart our Hidden Histories book club. The first book we will be looking at and engaging with this summer has three parts written by Aliyah Beckles-Gaines, Cassidy Press, and Tatyana Drover.

"Growing up in a small town is not easy, growing up as a BIPOC woman in a small town is even harder. We do not learn about ourselves, and we do not learn about each other’s hardships. We are often othered, made to feel less than and unable to truly be ourselves.

Having experienced all these things while growing up and living in the Southern Georgian Bay area, I felt it was important to create a piece of literature for young BIPOC women to be able to read while still stuck in their small-town. This book is meant to reiterate, you are not alone, and we are here too. I believe it would have been beneficial to me, and to others, to know that I wasn’t alone and that others had shared my experiences, overcame them, and became successful women."

We Are Here is available to purchase at Georgian Bay Books in Midland, either in store or online.

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