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Apr 18 2024


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Book Discussion at Pocket Books

Thursday, April 18th
Pocket Books

Join us for a discussion of the Graphic Novel, “Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands,” by Kate Beaton. This event is held in partnership between Pocket Books, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Counseling Center at YWCA Lancaster, the Center for Racial & Gender Equality at YWCA Lancaster, and the Dorothy Height Book Club. Free books are available upon request while supplies last. Please email Adrianna Rodriguez at arodriguez@ywcalancater.org


With the singular goal of paying off her student loans, Katie heads out west to take advantage of Alberta’s oil rush―part of the long tradition of East Coasters who seek gainful employment elsewhere when they can’t find it in the homeland they love so much. Katie encounters the harsh reality of life in the oil sands, where trauma is an everyday occurrence yet is never discussed.


Beaton’s natural cartooning prowess is on full display as she draws colossal machinery and mammoth vehicles set against a sublime Albertan backdrop of wildlife, northern lights, and boreal forest. Her first full-length graphic narrative, Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands is an untold story of Canada: a country that prides itself on its egalitarian ethos and natural beauty while simultaneously exploiting both the riches of its land and the humanity of its people


Registration for the event is encouraged!



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