The "One Book" You Should Read This Winter
Lambton County is coming together to celebrate Canadian authors and their storytelling with their new
initiative, One Book Lambton.
In its inaugural year, One Book Lambton will focus on the book The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew. Kinew,
who is from the Ojbways of Onigaming First Nation in Northern Ontario, grew up in Winnipeg. He began as an
on-air host for CBC English Radio and Television and a correspondent for Al Jazeera. At the heart of his work
is a goal to bring attention to social justice issues at the local, national, and international level. The National
Post has hailed him as “an aboriginal leader seeking to engage with Canadians at large.” In addition to his
journalism, Kinew is an award winning musician, producer, media personality, university administrator, and
serves as a Member of the Legislative Assembly in Manitoba and where he represents Fort Rouge.
In his book, The Reason You Walk, Kinew tells the emotional story of how his estranged father was diagnosed with terminal cancer, and the year they spent reconnecting. Brilliantly navigating a painful past, renewed hopes, and dreams for the future, Kinew shares conversations with his father and learns of his traumatic childhood in a residential school. Through charismatic storytelling, Kinew gifts his readers with an inspiring story about cross cultural forgiveness, father-son relationships, and sparks important conversations about the future of aboriginal peoples. Borrow The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew from your library today.-
Join Lambton County Library and The Book Keeper on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 10 a.m. to learn which book has been selected for One Book Lambton.