Submitted by Emma Dressler
Fernie Heritage Library
Almost 13 years old, Isadora “Tink” Aaron-Martin is not only grounded, but banned from the computer. In her despair she turns to writing an encyclopedia, an encyclopedia of her life.
The Encyclopedia of Me is the brain-child of author, Karen Rivers. Her slightly unorthodox style reveals the complexities and the mundane of Tink’s chaotic life. In short entries, in alphabetical order.
Very reader-friendly and often amusing, the encyclopedia talks about being bi-racial, living with an autistic sibling, becoming a teen and evolving friendships. Tinks’ listings for Aardvark, ice cream, Oxen and many more mundane things, add lightness to the novel and often insights into her more complex issues.
The Encyclopedia of Me is a Red Cedar Book Award nominee for 2014. The winner of this prestigious children’s book award will be announced in May.
The Fernie Heritage Library is hosting Victoria based author Karen Rivers. During the event she will be talking to Red Cedar Book Club participants at the Fernie Heritage Library on Wednesday April 30 at 1 pm. Everyone is welcome.
For more information, go to fernie.bclibrary.ca