When the body of 12-year-old Charlie Wenjack was found on a lonely stretch of railway tracks in northern Ontario nearly 50 years ago, it sparked the first inquest into the treatment of aboriginal children in Canadian residential schools.

The choice for our next Social Justice Book Club meeting is Joseph Boyden’s yet-to-be-released novel Wenjack which gives us a powerful and poignant look into the last moments of Charlie Wenjack’s life as he runs away from a residential school and tries to find his way home.

The book will be released on October 18th and will be available in bookstores on that date. Our book club will meet to discuss this book in the Parlor on Wednesday, November 9th, at 7:00.