Amanda Arbuthnot, design lead for reading literacy and storytelling at Calgary’s Central Library, recommends this coming-of-age novel about how the lives of a young Black babysitter and a white mother of two become entangled after a supermarket confrontation. “I am a white mother,” Arbuthnot says, “and I think the author does such a brilliant job of capturing that sort of naïveté of the white mom. She was generous enough with her characters, even though they didn’t always act in the best way.”
Book Club Pick: Such a Fun Age
Check out this book recommendation from Amanda Arbuthnot, design lead for reading literacy and storytelling at Calgary’s Central Library.
This article appears in the June 2022 issue of Avenue Calgary.