White Pine

The Forest of Reading and Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s Official White Pine Book Club.

An intrepid group of 9 students made the trek to Harbourfront on May 15th in the rain, to attend the Forest of Reading’s annual Festival of Trees White Pine Award Ceremony. Three of the group represented Laurier admirably by holding signs for two of the authors and presenting one author; significantly, the winning author, Danielle Younge- Ullman for Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined. Ten books were nominated and a student vote decided the winner. Authors were met, autographs were signed, books were won and students had the opportunity to attend author workshops-all-in-all, a great day celebrating reading!

If you are interested in joining the White Pine book club in 2018/2019, please contact Ms. Vilicic in the Library.


  • The Marrow Thieves. By Cherie Dimaline. Dancing Cat Books. Humanity has nearly destroyed its world through global warming, but now an even greater evil lurks. The indigenous people of North America are being hunted and harvested for their bone marrow, which carries the key to recovering something the rest of the population has lost: the ability to dream.

Readers, here are some questions that will guide our first discussion on Monday December 4th.

Optimists Die First Discussion Questions

The Fashion Committee

The Marrow Thieves Social Issues

The Marrow Thieves


This Video Looks at Indigenous Families and Water throughout Canada.