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TUESDAY! Natasha Donovan, Borders - Middle Grade Graphic Novel IN PERSON

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Tue, 06/28/2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Village Books and Western Washington University‚Äôs Center for Canadian-American Studies are pleased to welcome illustrator Natasha Donovan! 

Registration for this event includes a complimentary copy of Borders, generously provided by the Center for Canadian-American Studies!* Seats are limited so reserve your spot today. 

We are still operating at a limited capacity for our events so we recommend pre-registering on Eventbrite to reserve your spot. 

COVID protocol for our in-person events requires proof of full vaccination upon arrival to the Readings Gallery. Masking is optional. Thank you for your cooperation.


In Borders, this graphic adaptation of award-winning author Thomas King's short story, a young Blackfoot boy and his mother end up in a no-man's land between the US and Canadian borders when his mother refuses to answer a seemingly simple question: "Are you American? Or are you Canadian?". In a story told with King's characteristic wit, readers are invited to consider themes of place, nationality, family, and home.

Natasha Donovan is an illustrator who focuses on comics and children's book illustrations. She illustrates the award-winning children's book series The Mothers of Xsan, written by Brett Huson. Her recent picture books include A River's Gifts by Patricia Newman and The Global Ocean by Rochelle Strauss. She grew up in Vancouver and currently lives in Bellingham.

The Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University supports critical and interdisciplinary inquiry into the historical construction and modern constitution of Canada and its relationship with the United States. The Center places particular emphasis on the interaction of diverse identities and claims to belonging in northern North America. Together with our partner programs in Canada House, we specialize in teaching about the Salish Sea transboundary region and Francophone Canada, including French language instruction.

For more information about the Center and upcoming events, email or visit our website.

*Must be present at the event to claim your copy. One copy per attendee. 

Borders Cover Image
By Thomas King, Natasha Donovan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316593052
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 18th, 2022

Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer Cover Image
By Traci Sorell, Natasha Donovan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781541579149
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Millbrook Press (Tm) - March 2nd, 2021

The Global Ocean (CitizenKid) Cover Image
By Rochelle Strauss, Natasha Donovan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781525304910
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kids Can Press - May 3rd, 2022

When I Was Young in Nunavut: English Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9781774500026
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Inhabit Education Books Inc. - May 4th, 2021

Surviving the City Cover Image
By Tasha Spillett, Natasha Donovan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781553797562
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Highwater Press - March 1st, 2019

From the Roots Up: Volume 2 Cover Image
By Tasha Spillett, Natasha Donovan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781553798989
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Highwater Press - October 27th, 2020