Wordfest Book Club

Monthly series returns with Mariko & Jillian Tamaki’s This One Summer

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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Have a great chat about what you’ve read with an equally engaged group of book lovers, join Wordfest for its monthly book club series, but this time, there’s a twist.

Marking Freedom to Read Week, Wordfest, the Calgary Public Library, and the Writer’s Guild of Alberta team up to host a discussion of censorship and the controversy surrounding the award-winning graphic novel, This One Summer by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki.

Hosted by Anne Logan of ivereadthis.com, This One Summer is a stunning story of friendship, illustrated with subtly heart-breaking moments and pure summer joy. Winner of the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Illustration, libraries in Minnesota and Florida removed This One Summer from their shelves in 2016 after parents complained of the book’s use of profanity and mature themes.

Join the Wordfest Book Club at 7:00pm on February 26, 2018 at the Engagement Lab, Memorial Park Library (2nd Floor, 1221 2nd St. SW).