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We Contain Multitudes

A YA novel by Sarah Henstra.

Sarah Henstra

Thrown together by a zealous English teacher's classroom-mailbox assignment, notorious scrapper, Adam "Kurl" Kurlansky, and Jonathan Hopkirk, a flamboyant Walt Whitman wannabe, have to write an old-fashioned letter to each other every week. 

Kurl is a senior, an ex high school football player, held back a year, while Jo is a nerdy, out tenth grader with a penchant for vintage clothes and a deep love for poetry. They are an unlikely pair, but with each letter, the two begin to develop a friendship that grows into love. But with homophobia, bullying and familial abuse, Jonathan and Kurl must struggle to overcome their conflicts and hold onto their relationship, and each other. (From Penguin Teen)

Sarah Henstra won the Governor General's Literary Award for fiction for her novel The Red Word.

Interviews with Sarah Henstra

The 2018 winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for fiction, Sarah Henstra, talks about her book and her big win. 12:03

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