Apple: Skin to the Core

DUE IN OCTOBER: I was only a few pages into Eric Gansworth’s Apple: Skin to the Core when I realized how important it was that I read this book, which bursts open a derogatory label to reveal the author’s Indigenous experience.  From Gansworth’s reality—living in poverty on a reservation, an Onondaga among Tuscaroras—to the near erasure of his culture via boarding schools only two generations prior, this memoir in verse holds a magnifying glass to white supremacy in action.  Stylishly rendered to mirror the evolution of The Beatles, this coming-of-age story is enlightening, and often heartbreaking, and outsiders and outliers will find themselves within. Recommended by Mary

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Published: Levine Querido - October 6th, 2020

How about a book that makes you barge into your boss's office to read a page of poetry from? That you dream of? That every movie, song, book, moment that follows continues to evoke in some way?

The term "Apple" is a slur in Native communities across the country. It's for someone supposedly "red on the outside, white on the inside."