The Rez Doctor (Pre-Order for Sept 10/24)

SKU: 9781553799245

Author:
Gitz Crazyboy
Illustrator:
Azby Whitecalf, Veronika Barinova and Toben Racicot
Grade Levels:
Ten, Eleven, Twelve
Nation:
Blackfoot
Book Type:
Paperback
Pages:
64
Publisher:
Portage & Main/Highwater
Copyright Date:
2024
Publication Date:
(Sept 10/24)

Price:
Sale price$22.95

Description

Written by Ryan "Gitz Crazyboy" Derangé, Siksikatsitapi (Blackfoot) - a Blackfoot and Dene youth facilitator born in Mohkínsstsisi (Calgary). Illustrated by Azby Whitecalf, Plains Cree. Also illustrated by Veronika Barinova and Toben Racicot.

In this uplifting story, a young Indigenous man overcomes hardship to fulfill his dream of becoming a doctor.

Young Ryan Fox gets good grades, but he’s not sure what he wants to be when he grows up. It isn’t until he meets a Blackfoot doctor during a school assembly that he starts to dream big.

However, becoming a doctor isn’t easy. University takes Ryan away from his family and the Siksikaitsitapi community, and without their support, he begins to struggle. Faced with more stress than he’s ever experienced, he turns to partying. Distracted from his responsibilities, his grades start to slip. His bills pile up. Getting into med school feels impossible. And now his beloved uncle is in jail. Can Ryan regain his footing to walk the path he saw so clearly as a boy?

This inspiring graphic novel for young adults is based on a true story.

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