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Walthamstow School for Girls

Global Book Club

The School's Global Book Club has made its next selection. The next books is:

Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden

Virgil Wounded Horse is the local enforcer on the Rosebud Native American Reservation in South Dakota. When justice is denied by the American legal system or the tribal council, Virgil is hired to deliver his own punishment, the kind that's hard to forget. But when heroin makes its way onto the reservation and finds Virgil's nephew, his vigilantism becomes personal. Enlisting the help of his ex-girlfriend, he sets out to learn where the drugs are coming from, and how to make them stop.

Following a lead to Denver, they find that drug cartels are rapidly expanding and forming new and terrifying alliances. And back on the reservation, a new tribal council initiative raises uncomfortable questions about money and power. As Virgil starts to link the pieces together, he must face his own demons and reclaim his Native identity - but being a Native American in the twenty-first century comes at an incredible cost.

The Book Club is open to all students in Years 10 and 11. Updates we'll be posted on the WSFG Global Alliance Team. We focus on reading authors from a non-white background and meet approximately once a half term. Copies of the book, if they cannot be found at your local library can be collected from Mr Caps in the Humanities department. Any other questions about the Book Club can be directed at Cleo Badour in 11F, Mr Caps or Ms Cato. Meeting date for Book Club to be confirmed, please see posters or the Global Alliance Team. 

Thanks very much.

Mr C. Caps