Join us as we celebrate the launch of Wab Kinew’s debut YA novel, Walking in Two Worlds (Penguin Teen). This event features a reading and a conversation hosted by Tasha Spillett-Sumner. Presented as part of THIN AIR 2021 in partnership with McNally Robinson Booksellers.
Wab Kinew Book Launch will be hosted live in the Atrium of McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park and also available as a simultaneous YouTube stream. The video will be available for viewing thereafter. Before arriving, please review details of how to attend physical events here at the store.
Former broadcaster and current Manitoba NDP leader Wab Kinew has written his first YA book, perfect for fans of Ready Player One and the Otherworld series.
Bugz is a shy Indigenous teen on the rez who befriends a Chinese boy, Feng, who lives with his doctor aunt on the reserve. Together, they share an online life in a massive multiplayer video game universe. Together, they face familial challenges and community trauma, as Bugz tries to reconcile the parallel aspects of her life: the traditional and the mainstream, the east and the west, the real and the virtual.
Wab Kinew is the bestselling, award-winning author of the picture book Go Show the World and the memoir The Reason You Walk. A member of the Midewin and an Honorary Witness for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Kinew lives in Winnipeg with his family.
Host Tasha Spillett-Sumner is a Cree and Trinidadian award-winning poet and New York Times best-selling author who is also working on her doctoral degree in Indigenous land–based education. She makes her home in Treaty 1 territory, Manitoba, where she raises her daughter, Isabella, with her husband.