Canada Reads

Joshua Whitehead

Author of Jonny Appleseed, championed by Devery Jacobs

Author of Jonny Appleseed, championed by Devery Jacobs

Joshua Whitehead is an Oji-nêhiyaw, Two-Spirit writer, poet and Indigiqueer scholar from Peguis First Nation. (Submitted by Joshua Whitehead)

Devery Jacobs is championing Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead on Canada Reads 2021.

Canada Reads will take place March 8-11. The debates will be hosted by Ali Hassan and will be broadcast on CBC Radio OneCBC TVCBC Gem and on CBC Books

About Joshua Whitehead

Joshua Whitehead is a two-spirit, Oji-nêhiyaw Indigiqueer scholar from Peguis First Nation. His work seeks to centre the unique experiences of queer Indigenous young people. His book, full-metal indigiqueer, is a collection of experimental poems that aim to provoke discussion and debate. Jonny Appleseed, his debut novel, is about a two-spirit person trying to put his life back together following the death of his stepfather.

Books by Joshua Whitehead

Interviews with Joshua Whitehead

Joshua Whitehead on his debut novel "Jonny Appleseed." 15:26
When you look for a clear definition of the term "two-spirit" you'll quickly find that there isn't one. An Oji-Cree storyteller from the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba wants to change that. 7:55

The Canada Reads 2021 contenders

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