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.

Amanda Arbuthnot. Photograph by Ricky Lam.

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.”

Photograph courtesy of Penguin Random House

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This article appears in the June 2022 issue of Avenue Calgary.

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