The Outside Circle

Patti LaBoucane-Benson, illustrated by Kelly Mellings

The Outside Circle

Two Indigenous brothers try to break the cycle of drug addition, abuse, gang violence and incarceration their family has experienced. The older brother, Pete, is jailed for killing his mother's boyfriend and must go through an Indigenous rehabilitation program. Joey, the younger brother, is bounced from home to home while he waits for Pete to be free again. Will they succeed in rebuilding their lives? A powerful and moving book inspired by the author's own experience working with incarcerated Indigenous young men. (From House of Anansi)


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From The Outside Circle by Patti LaBoucane & Kelly Mellings ©2015. Published by House of Anansi Press.