The Outside Circle is a graphic novel that surprised me; the art was just as meaningful as the narrative. The story is inspired by the author’s life and work in rehabilitating Aboriginal men, reconnecting them with their Native American culture so they may become the warriors that their families need. The novel is written like a case study; it follows Pete, an aboriginal man who cannot sever ties with a bad gang and begins the warrior program while he is in jail for murder.
The Outside Circle by Patti LaBoucane-Benson, Art by Kelly Mellings
GR 362.84 LaB