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Belfry Librarian – As Above

The wonderful librarians at the Greater Victoria Public Library have compiled a list of books and videos to help you get even more out of our production of As Above.

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer (2013)

Brothers, Sisters, Strangers: Sibling Estrangement and the Road to Reconciliation by Fern Schumer Chapman (2021)

Fault Lines: Fractured Families and How to Mend Them by Karl Pillemer, PhD (2020)

Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard (2021)

Fresh Banana Leaves: Healing Indigenous Landscapes Through Indigenous Science by Jessica Hernandez PhD (2022)

From Survival to Recovery: Growing Up in an Alcoholic Home by Al-Anon Family Group (2007)

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate, Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben (2016)

Hooked: When Addiction Hits Home by Chloe Shantz-Hilkes (editor) with Decode (2013) – for kids

A Life Turned Upside Down: My Dad’s an Alcoholic by Mariko Kikuchi (2021) – graphic novel

On Belonging: Finding Connection in an Age of Isolation by Kim Samuel (2022)

The Recovering: Intoxication and its Aftermath by Leslie Jamison (2018)

The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors by David George Haskell (2017)

 Stray: A Memoir by Stephanie Danler (2020)

Wishes and Worries: Coping with a Parent Who Drinks Too Much Alcohol by Lars Rudebjer (2011) – for kids

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Belfry Librarian – I Think I’m Fallin’: The Songs of Joni Mitchell

The wonderful librarians at the Greater Victoria Public Library have compiled a list of books and videos to help you get even more out of our production of I Think I’m Fallin’: The Songs of Joni Mitchell.

50 Years: The Story of Woodstock Live: Relive the Magic, Artist by Artist by Julien Bitoun (2019)

As the Years Go By…:Conversations with Canada’s Folk, Pop & Rock Pioneers by Mark Kearney (2017)

Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon–and the journey of a generation by Sheila Weller (2008)

Into the Mystic: The Visionary and Ecstatic Roots of 1960’s Rock and Roll by Christopher Hill (2017)

Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words by Malka Marom (2014)

Joni Mitchell: The Joni Mitchell Sessions by Norman Seeff (2018)

Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings by Joni Mitchell (2019)

Reckless Daughter: A Joni Mitchell Anthology by Barney Hoskyns (2016)

Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell by David Yaffe (2017)

The Complete Poems and Lyrics by Joni Mitchell (1997)

The Greatest Album Covers of All Time by Barry Miles (2005)

The Music of Joni Mitchell by Lloyd Whitesell (2008)

The Words and Music of Joni Mitchell by James Bennighoff (2010)

Will You Take Me As I Am: Joni Mitchell’s Blue Period by Michelle Mercer (2009)

Albums by Joni Mitchell available at GVPL.

Blue (1971)
Clouds (1969)
Court and Spark (1974)
For the Roses (1972)
Ladies of the Canyon (1970)
Hejira (1976)
Night Ride Home (1991)
Shine (2007)
Song to a Seagull (1968)

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Belfry Librarian – Yaga

The wonderful librarians at the Greater Victoria Public Library have compiled a list of books and videos to help you get even more out of our production of Yaga.

Initiated: Memoir of a Witch by Amanda Yates Garcia (2019)

Baba Yaga Laid an Egg by Dubravka Ugrešić (2010)

Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse by Jane Yolen (2018)

Bang Bang by Kat Sandler (2019)

Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger by Rebecca Traister (2018)

How to Write a Mystery: A Handbook from Mystery Writers of America by Lee Child, editor (2021)

Kamloopa: An Indigenous Matriarch Story by Kim Senklip Harvey (2019)

Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future by Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards (2020)

Sleuth – Gail Bowen on Writing Mysteries by Gail Bowen (2018)

The Witch and the Tsar by Olesya Salnikova Gilmore (2022)

Tough Mothers: Amazing Stories of History’s Mightiest Matriarchs by Jason Porath (2018)

Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive by Kristen J. Sollée (2017)

Witches: The Transformative Power of Women Working Together by Sam George-Allen (2020)

Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph D. (1997)

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Belfry Librarian – Old Stock

The wonderful librarians at the Greater Victoria Public Library have compiled a list of books and videos to help you get even more out of our production of Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story.

A History of Anti-Semitism in Canada by Ira Robinson (2015)

Europe Against the Jews 1880-1945 by Götz Aly (2020)

Klezmer Festival [CD] by Various Artists (2017)

Momentum [CD] by Kleztory (2020)

Pier 21: A History by Steven Swinghamer (2020)

Pier 21: Listen to my Story by Christine Welldon (2012 – Children’s Book)

Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History by Steven J. Zipperstein (2018)

Seeking the Fabled City: The Canadian Jewish Experience by Allan Levine (2018)

The Book of Klezmer: The History, The Music, The Folklore by Yale Strom (2002)

The Children’s Republic: A Play About Janusz Korczak by Hannah Moscovitch (2022)

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Belfry Librarian – The Unplugging

The wonderful librarians at the Greater Victoria Public Library have compiled a list of books and videos to help you get even more out of our production of The Unplugging.

21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Robert Joseph (2018)

Basic Wilderness Survival Skills by Bradford Angier (2018)

Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival by Dave Canterbury (2014)

Deer Man: Seven Years of Living in the Wild by Geoffroy Delorme (2022)

End Times: A Brief Guide to the End of the World, Asteroids, Super Volcanoes, Rogue Robots, and More by Brian Walsh (2019)

Moon of the Crusted Snow: A Novel by Waubgeshig Rice (2018)

 On Borrowed Time: North America’s Next Big Quake by Gregor Craigie (2021)

One Drum: Stories and Ceremonies for the Planet by Richard Wagamese (2019)

Tawâw: Progressive Indigenous Cuisine by Shane M. Chartrand (2019)

The Doomsday Book by Marshall Brain (2020)

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline (2017)

The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen by Sean Sherman (2017)

 We Can Save Us All by Adam Nemett (2018)

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