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1 Keeper’n me Richard Wagamese General fiction Streets of Toronto-white dog reserve224 pagesBrittany Ricketts
2 Richard Wagamese Born October 14th, 1995 near Minaki, Ontario Was raised by foster families until adopted by a family in southern OntarioNow lives in Kamloops, BCInterested in skiing, hiking,photography and writingWritten other novels such as-Dream WheelsIndian HorseOne story, one songThe next sure thingWon several awards such asA national newspaper awardGeorge Ryga awardGlobe and mails top 100 books of the year (2008)Canadian authors association awarded fiction
3 Characters Keeper Garnet Raven Old Indian man living on the reserve of White dogRecovered alcoholicTries to hide that he is Indian with different identities(Mexican, Asian and Black)He has an afro, wears brightcolored shirts and strongsmelling cologne at the beggingof the novelSecondary characters are extended family of Garnet
4 SummaryGarnet Raven is a native-American who was taken from his family at the age of three. He grew up in a series of foster homes and escaped at the first available opportunity. Although out on his own he finds himself adrift on the streets of Toronto.Garnet loses himself and ends up in jail. While there he receives a letter from his native family.Going back to his reserve of White Dog he decides to stay awhile, his life changes completely as he comes to discover who he really is. While on the reserve, Garnet is showed the ways of the Ojibway. (both ancient and modern)by Keeper, a friend of his grandfather, and last fount of history about his people's ways.
5 Likes Dislikes Relatable View into the first nations culture The switch in perspectiveQuick to readHumorousThe novel wasn’t want I expected it to be aboutDidn’t hold my attentionRating
6 VocabularyCalamity-disaster The party was a complete calamity Autochthonous-Native The autochthonous people lived all over North-America Abide-Tolerate I could abide the children at first but it only got worse Snarky-Sarcastic, imprudent Her snarky attitude upset everyone Dour –stern, harsh He was always so dour with his daughter Profligate-wildly extravagant Many thought she was profligate with her talents
7 Theme The theme of the Novel is homecoming and finding ones self Once Garnet found his sense of place and self he is able to live a much more fulfilling lifeGarnet finds who he really is and where he belongs when coming back home to White Dog.Lesson of the book is so never be ashamed of who you are
8 ReviewKeeper’n me was a quick and enjoyable read. Although it didn’t keep my attention with exciting events, it send a good message Keeper'n Me reflects a positive view of Native life and culture as well as showing one's community and traditions.
9 Title changeIf I were to change the title of the book it would be to A sense of homeThe novel is all about finding yourself and finding where you really belong. For Garnet his place is back home on the reserveAlthough Keeper helps Garnet find himself, he isn’t the only person to help Garnet.
10 Web sites http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Wagamese er_n_Me