A Tiny Upward Shove: ⚠️ trigger warnings ⚠️

Cover Picture of A Tiny Upward Shove by Melissa Chadburn

A Tiny Upward Shove explores serious topics around the central theme of missing and murdered indigenous women (MMIW).

I believe it is my responsibility to bring well written, thoughtful, meaningful and important books to you, my Book Clubbers.

This book, at times, will make all readers uncomfortable. It will provide those of us who are unfamiliar with MMIW with an opportunity to learn and empathize, and may trigger trauma for anyone with a personal connection to MMIW.

I implore you to consider your own emotional boundaries, and if that means skimming parts of A Tiny Upward Shove, I will do my best in book club to provide a summary of particularly sensitive parts of the book that may have been missed.

Please see below for a curated list of "triggers" from Larissa  (@the.bookmom) on Instagram

PS some spoilers may be present, but no details to give context within storyline.

- repeated sexual assault (of an adult)

- childhood sexual assault (including graphic, detailed police report)

- child abuse (by a person of authority)

-  fatshaming

- racism

- strangulation

- farm animal abuse

- domestic violence

- childhood sex work

- drug use

"...murder is the third leading cause of death for native women."
 - Urban Indian Health Institute
photo credit: nativehope.org

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