June Book Club Discussion: SIGN UP HERE

Are you interested in an online book club discussion about one of MCIC’s recommended books for global citizens? Based on interest, we will schedule a virtual discussion of a book with up to 10 participants, in June. Please click here to put your name on the list, and vote for which of the three books below you’d like to read and discuss!  

Please note: this book club is intended for adults. Please see our children’s book club picks here: April & May books, or the full list for students. 

Adult book club selections:  

A uniquely personal insight into the Middle East from one of Canada’s most respected foreign correspondents. 

  • City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp, by Ben Rawlence. Available online as an eBook from the Winnipeg Public Library

With deep compassion and rare eloquence, Rawlence interweaves the stories of nine individuals to show what life is like in the Dadaab camp and to sketch the wider political forces that keep the refugees trapped there. 

  • The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind: Creating Currents Of Electricity And Hope, by William Kamkwamba. Available online as an eBook and audiobook from the Winnipeg Public Library. Outside Winnipeg? Check out ELibraries Manitoba

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a remarkable true story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. 

Register and vote for which book to discuss here! 

Don’t have a Winnipeg Public Library card? Register online here or view this guide to using eBooks, and which online resources are available. You can also order these books from many local booksellers – some are offering curbside pickup or delivery options, as well as digital versions. If you’re outside Winnipeg, try ELibraries Manitoba to see if you can find your library and access ebooks. 

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