I’m working with my students to just read for enjoyment because there is so much that you learn about language when it is just you and words that all go together. Here is a wonderful story about how a homeless teenager became a world-famous author because he wandered into a library and began to read.
Richard Wagamese has had a successful career as a journalist and author, and his books, including Indian Horse and Medicine Walk, have earned him accolades across Canada.
But Richard may never have become a writer, were it not for the kindness of a group of librarians in St. Catharines, Ontario, where he stumbled into the public library at the age of 16, seeking shelter and refuge from a life on the streets.
Richard talks to Candy about books that shaped him as a reader and a writer and gives an update on an upcoming movie based on one of his books.