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Library Collections: New or Noteworthy, May 2024

by Denyse Rodrigues on 2024-05-10T17:22:00-03:00 | 0 Comments

The MSVU Library & Archives are always acquiring new items for our collection, both physical and digital. Check out some of our recently acquired books and ebooks!  

Let us know which subject areas you want highlighted in the coming months.

Cover ArtLand As Relation: Teaching and Learning through Place, People, and Practice by Kress, M. & Horn-Miller, K.
ISBN: 9781773383415
Publication Date: 2023
This collection takes an intersectional approach to Indigenous land-based or place-based education with the aim of helping learners explore traditional ecological philosophies, knowledges, and practices in Canada and around the globe.
Cover ArtRising up, living on: re-existences, sowings, and decolonial cracks by Catherine Walsh
ISBN: 9781478024156
Publication Date: 2023
"In Rising Up, Living On, Catherine Walsh combines decolonial theory and personal narrative to provide an overview of various Indigenous and Black militant social movements in Latin America from the mid-1990s to the present.
Cover ArtThe End of This World by Angele Alook; Emily Eaton; David Gray-Donald; Joël Laforest; Crystal Lameman; Bronwen Tucker
ISBN: 9781771136136
Publication Date: 2023
In this compelling roadmap to a livable future, Indigenous sovereignty and climate justice go hand in hand. Drawing on their work in Indigenous activism, the labour movement, youth climate campaigns, community-engaged scholarship, and independent journalism, the six authors challenge toothless proposals and false solutions to show that a just transition from fossil fuels cannot succeed without the dismantling of settler capitalism in Canada. 

We have also recently acquired the CBC Canada Reads shortlist for 2024!


Cover ArtThe Future by Catherine Leroux; Susan Ouriou (Translator)
Call Number: PS 8623 E685 A9413 2023
ISBN: 9781771965606
Publication Date: 2023
In an alternate history of Detroit, the Motor City was never surrendered to the US. Its residents deal with pollution, poverty, and the legacy of racism--and strange and magical things are happening: children rule over their own kingdom in the trees and burned houses regenerate themselves.
Cover ArtMeet me at the lake by Carley Fortune
Call Number: PS 8611 O7825 M44 2023
ISBN: 9780735243781
Publication Date: 2023
A random connection sends two strangers on a daylong adventure where they make a promise one keeps and the other breaks, with life-changing effects.
Cover ArtBad Cree by Jessica Johns
Call Number: PS 8619 O46
ISBN: 9780385548694
Publication Date: 2023

In this gripping, horror-laced debut, a young Cree woman's dreams lead her on a perilous journey of self-discovery that ultimately forces her to confront the toll of a legacy of violence on her family, her community and the land they call home.


Cover ArtDenison Avenue by Christina Wong
Call Number: PN 6733 I56 D46 2023
ISBN: 9781770417151
Publication Date: 2023
A story told in two parts as a graphic novel and novella, about elderly Wong Cho Sum's attempt to cope with the death of her husband by taking up bottle and can collecting. Denison Avenue explores the price of progress in cities like Toronto and those it leaves behind.
Cover ArtShut up You're Pretty by Tea Mutonji
Call Number: PS 8626 U92 S58 2019
ISBN: 9781551527550
Publication Date: 2019
In Tea Mutonji's disarming debut story collection, a woman contemplates her Congolese traditions during a family wedding, a teenage girl looks for happiness inside a pack of cigarettes, a mother reconnects with her daughter through their shared interest in fish, and a young woman decides to shave her head in the waiting room of an abortion clinic.

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