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Oh god that last chapter is emotionally gut punched and staggers away This book touched me deeply and illustrated the true meaning of community Catherine Hernandez is a great writer From my understanding this is her debut novel and what a debut In Scarborough, things may be hard but community comes together when they face challenges, even when they may not want to Being born into a Scarborough family and having family still out there, Catherine Hernandez managed to distill the complexities and strengths of the community down into something beautiful and that This book touched me deeply and illustrated the true meaning of community Catherine Hernandez is a great writer From my understanding this is her debut novel and what a debut In Scarborough, things may be hard but community comes together when they face challenges, even when they may not want to Being born into a Scarborough family and having family still out there, Catherine Hernandez managed to distill the complexities and strengths of the community down into something beautiful and that depicts the resilient ways of our Scarborough and Toronto people on a whole A multicultural city and one of the largest cities in Canada, Scarborough s storylines were ones to grapple with but they weren t dealt with with kid gloves, they also weren t stretched out to beviolent ordepressing or sad than they are in real life I appreciated that fact because it added quality to her stories and told stories that are true Stories that I have seen before and encountered before not only in Scarborough but in a variety of Toronto communities and also anyone reading this novel from any diverse community could see issues in their areas represented here Catherine Hernandez was able to show the rough with the smooth, and what it s like living, working, being impoverished, raising kids and existing in sometimes combative landscapes It s a unique staple of Scarborough and of other Toronto communities like Rexdale and Regent Park where we have newcomers, the old guard, the people who are open to change and those who are resistant to change living within mere feet of each other Not to mention, it s Canada and this book is set around Christmas, so it s cold, it s fucking cold She was able to show the results of diverse groups of people living in close proximities to each other in this book, sharing shelter experiences, many times showing how the rough and smooth operate in direct contrast with each other The violent former skinhead who s racist, angry, abusive and struggling with his own personal issues vs the muslim teacher who wants to see the skinhead s child taken care of The black shelter workers who are on the brink of being jaded but fiercely protects their shelter s multicultural families The kids who are in school and coming into their own struggling with poverty, learning about themselves, their developing sexual identities, their parent s mental health issues, while still trying to make friends and be kind and not be bullies or be bullied Her ability to write characters who are polar opposites connecting, displayed an underlining empathy and realism that spoke to me Some characters had this empathy built into them and it just poured out in this manner that hit me hard because coming from Toronto, you meet people like the Hijabi Muslim teacher who s the strong voice of reason, or the Eastern European hooker who takes time out from her work to check on the kids through the window in the building next to her spa, every day It s not a phenomenon here to see women like this but they generally go unacknowledged so it felt like seeing them for the first time It legit felt like Catherine Hernandez was like I see all you women who contribute to the good in society while facing harsh realities of your own It was beautiful and added to my love of this book I really like how she didn t hold back describing the inner monologue that people have running in their heads all day and why people do the things they do, when they do them For example, the husband partner of the restaurant owner That was a fantastic, realistic, sharp storyline More real than we could ever know Overall, this book was fire FLAMES I really enjoyed it and it is one of the better books, if not one of the best books that I ve read this year in 2018 I can t wait to read what else Catherine Hernandez writes WOW This book blew me away I literally could NOT put it down It s a slice of life in a low income multi cultural Canadian community where poverty and racism is rampant, but also where love and acceptance flourish One of the best books I have read in the past year. A beautifully written story of three different families, and a number of other individuals, in a lower income neighbourhood in Scarborough, a municipality east of Toronto Catherine Hernandez follows these families parents, primarily the mothers, and the children through several months as they struggle with a variety of things, such as poverty, addiction, domestic abuse, developmental and learning issues, racism and precarious living conditions Hernandez also shows us a provincially funded lit A beautifully written story of three different families, and a number of other individuals, in a lower income neighbourhood in Scarborough, a municipality east of Toronto Catherine Hernandez follows these families parents, primarily the mothers, and the children through several months as they struggle with a variety of things, such as poverty, addiction, domestic abuse, developmental and learning issues, racism and precarious living conditions Hernandez also shows us a provincially funded literacy centre, run by a compassionate social worker that these children frequent The story is dark, with everyone living on the edge and struggling The mothers except for one are the backbones of these families, and we see the women doing their best with what they have to care for their children The social worker also provides us with a view into the differences in understanding and experiences between her and her immediate supervisor through the use of a number of sharply written email exchanges The social worker has to fight for the children and for herself and her approach against her immediate supervisor s lack of understanding of the basic, living conditions and needs of the children and their parents, and the many barriers in place to keep the families in a cycle of poverty.I wish this book had received the notice that David Chariandy s Brother had, as this book casts a light upon a segment of the population not usually seen or shown in stories, and is an excellent story 3.5Set in the city of Scarborough, which is east of Toronto and a large, culturally diverse, low income municipality, this novel is unique it s rare to see a piece of fiction focus on a place and people like those in Scarborough with love and respect I don t know if there are any other novels focused so intimately on Scarborough and its people, actually So for that fact alone, this is a noteworthy Canadian novel But it s not only that that makes Scarborough a worthwhile book.Hernandez takes 3.5Set in the city of Scarborough, which is east of Toronto and a large, culturally diverse, low income municipality, this novel is unique it s rare to see a piece of fiction focus on a place and people like those in Scarborough with love and respect I don t know if there are any other novels focused so intimately on Scarborough and its people, actually So for that fact alone, this is a noteworthy Canadian novel But it s not only that that makes Scarborough a worthwhile book.Hernandez takes on the elaborate task of representing the community of Scarborough in all its diversity and truth admirably The novel is focused intimately on the lives of Scarborough residents, without flinching In particular, our way into this community is through three children Bing, a queer Filipino kid with a single mom Sylvie, Bing s BFF and whose Mi kmaq family lives in a shelter and Laura, a white girl severely neglected by one parent and then the other Hina, a program facilitator who runs a literacy program out of a local elementary school, serves as a kind of anchor point with connections to these kids and to many of the other characters See my full review here the most gorgeous, nuanced, complex, and authentic depiction of poor folks and poor folks of color that I ve ever come across this book is so important. I write this after crying multiple times while reading this A beautiful book that I couldn t put down, about community at its purest A must read. It s great to see Scarborough as a community getting some love from Canadian writers and readers lately, between the accolades for this novel and those of David Chariandy This is a page turning story featuring a kaleidoscope of narrators in the Kingston Galloway neighbourhood of Scarborough, centered loosely around the families who attend a literacy program at the local elementary school You have the voices of some of the children, including recurring narrators Bing a chubby Filipino whose mo It s great to see Scarborough as a community getting some love from Canadian writers and readers lately, between the accolades for this novel and those of David Chariandy This is a page turning story featuring a kaleidoscope of narrators in the Kingston Galloway neighbourhood of Scarborough, centered loosely around the families who attend a literacy program at the local elementary school You have the voices of some of the children, including recurring narrators Bing a chubby Filipino whose mom supports his intelligence and his gender expression , Sylvie an aboriginal girl who lives with her family in a shelter and Laura who is delighted by the attention and food she gets at the literacy program but whose father is hostile to the Muslim program leader, Hina I loved reading about a community that has been wrongfully neglected by literature for too long, and the story is engaging Hernandez does try to jam in a lot of issues and it can get a bit after school special at times, and occasionally overdrawn But her love of her characters and her passionate desire to shine a long overdue spotlight on their lives shines through 3.5 {Free Pdf} ⚧ Scarborough × Scarborough is a low income, culturally diverse neighborhood east of Toronto, the fourth largest city in North America like many inner city communities, it suffers under the weight of poverty, drugs, crime, and urban blight Scarborough the novel employs a multitude of voices to tell the story of a tight knit neighborhood under fire among them, Victor, a black artist harassed by the police Winsum, a West Indian restaurant owner struggling to keep it together and Hina, a Muslim school worker who witnesses first hand the impact of poverty on educationAnd then there are the three kids who work to rise above a system that consistently fails them Bing, a gay Filipino boy who lives under the shadow of his father s mental illness Sylvie, Bing s best friend, a Native girl whose family struggles to find a permanent home to live in and Laura, whose history of neglect by her mother is destined to repeat itself with her father Scarborough offers a raw yet empathetic glimpse into a troubled community that locates its dignity in unexpected places a neighborhood that refuses to be undoneCatherine Hernandez is a queer theatre practitioner and writer who has lived in Scarborough off and on for most of her life Her plays Singkil and Kilt Pins were published by Playwrights Canada Press, and her children s book M is for Mustache A Pride ABC Book was published by Flamingo Rampant She is the Artistic Director of Sulong Theatre for women of color The Raging Ones (The Raging Ones, culturally diverse neighborhood east of Toronto The Aussie Next Door the fourth largest city in North America like many inner city communities An Alternative Aquarium: A Robust Habitat it suffers under the weight of poverty Nacho L�pez drugs Playing the Game crime Havoc (The Demon Gate and urban blight Scarborough the novel employs a multitude of voices to tell the story of a tight knit neighborhood under fire among them A Social History of Indian Architecture Victor The Greatest Traitor a black artist harassed by the police Winsum Martha, Jack and Shanco a West Indian restaurant owner struggling to keep it together and Hina Paris Peasant a Muslim school worker who witnesses first hand the impact of poverty on educationAnd then there are the three kids who work to rise above a system that consistently fails them Bing Screwed a gay Filipino boy who lives under the shadow of his father s mental illness Sylvie Mother Knows Best Bing s best friend 2018 Shake Dogs Wall Calendar (Mead) a Native girl whose family struggles to find a permanent home to live in and Laura New Zen whose history of neglect by her mother is destined to repeat itself with her father Scarborough offers a raw yet empathetic glimpse into a troubled community that locates its dignity in unexpected places a neighborhood that refuses to be undoneCatherine Hernandez is a queer theatre practitioner and writer who has lived in Scarborough off and on for most of her life Her plays Singkil and Kilt Pins were published by Playwrights Canada Press Les recettes enchantées Disney and her children s book M is for Mustache A Pride ABC Book was published by Flamingo Rampant She is the Artistic Director of Sulong Theatre for women of color Do you ever read the acknowledgements of a book because you love it so much and you don t want it to end Because, yeah, I just did that I think I cried in this book four separate times The fact that this is a debut novel FLOORS me This book is a story about a community, Scarborough, in Toronto and it s told from multiple perspectives I could say this book is redemption and love and resileniece all at once but that doesn t really make a point, because Hernandez takes many people in a commu Do you ever read the acknowledgements of a book because you love it so much and you don t want it to end Because, yeah, I just did that I think I cried in this book four separate times The fact that this is a debut novel FLOORS me This book is a story about a community, Scarborough, in Toronto and it s told from multiple perspectives I could say this book is redemption and love and resileniece all at once but that doesn t really make a point, because Hernandez takes many people in a community and makes you know them, and all their little struggles and strife and how they rise against the day to day grind Hernandez takes a community and paints it with a mother s love, warts and all This has First Nations representation and disability representation and queer representationALL the representation All of it tw child abuse, domestic abuse, substance abuse I loved Laura, Sylvie, Bing, Marie and I m a mess because her writing was so good I read it in two days