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She loved books as a kid. Now she’s an author highlighting Indigenous stories, authors and joy – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 202347 Views

Oct 31, 2023

Lindsay Gloade-Raining Bird on a lifetime of embracing books

I’ve always been a bookworm. I credit my mom for instilling that love of books in me. She is a voracious reader and a master at doing character voices. Books have always been at the heart of our life.

My mom loves to tell the story of a friend of mine staying for dinner for the first time, looking around at me, my mom, and my brother peacefully eating and reading, and promptly going to the shelf to get a book for herself. Book people have always been my people.

Libraries have always felt like home

My mom would take my brother and I to three libraries in a row most Saturdays—first to Cole Harbour Place or Woodlawn Library, then Alderney Gate Library on the Dartmouth waterfront, and, after an exciting ferry ride, we would finish at the old Spring Garden Library.

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