Sharing a few must-have books in your homes

by Yolanda T. Marshall

The Medicine Chest: A Physician’s Journey Towards Reconciliation

The Medicine Chest

Written by Jarol Boan.

“In The Medicine Chest, Boan exposes the healthcare disparities in a country that prides itself on an equitable healthcare system and examines the devastating effects of diabetes, the myth of “the drunken Indian,” the inner workings of hospitals, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, epidemics on reserves, and residential school trauma. Exploring the intersectionality of common diseases and social determinants of health gained from her experience of caring for Indigenous patients, Boan weaves historical data, comments on health policy, and jurisdictional gaps into the narrative while investigating how Canada’s healthcare system is failing those most in need.” – University of Regina Press, March 2024.

My Big Fat Guyanese Wedding: Prologue

My Big Fat Guyanese Wedding

Written by Sabrina Chetram

“A funny, romantic, cultural love story with beautiful visuals; written in Guyanese Creolese (Broken English). Meet Sabrina, a Guyanese girl living in Canada. She dreams of the day she’ll find a good man and live happily ever after. It was a beautiful summer day, the sun was shining, the birds were chirping and what happened next changed her life forever. Will Sabrina find true love? Find out in My Big Fat Guyanese Wedding Part One: Prologue.” – Independently published, Feb 2024.

A Guyana Book of Words

Guyana Book of Words

Written by Sabrina Chetram

“A Guyana Book of Words is a collection of Guyanese words, paired with humour and beautiful pictures. From A-Z this book will teach you words and sentences in Guyana’s Creolese language. It is a great book for anyone looking to learn more about the beautiful Guyanese culture. Children and adults alike will enjoy this from cover to cover.” – Independently published, March 2024.

Imani is my name and being imaginative is my thang!

Imani is my name and being imaginative is my thang

Written by Zenyshia Farmer

“Meet famous figures like Maya Angelou, Jimi Hendrix, and Nina Simone through Imani’s creative adventures. The story promotes creativity, girl power and diversity. From space to the deep blue sea, sculpting to treasure troves; Imani’s imagination takes her on an exciting journey. Kids will love the beautiful pictures and rhythmic story that celebrates creativity and Black girl magic. Join Imani as she travels through time and space, joined by good friends and having fun along the way! – Book Publishers USA (self-published), January 2024.

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