Book Review – The Gap: a Paramedic’s Summer on the Edge

By Benjamin Gilmour

The Gap: a paramedic’s summer on the edge is riveting, intense & a deep insight into the inevitable trauma & eventual compassion fatigue faced by first responders in Australia. A fascinating exploration of a world that the average person probably knows little about – a definite eye opener.

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Book Review – They Called us Enemy

images (2)By George Takei

A thought provoking and distressing autobiographical account of George Takei’s (Sulu in Star Trek, author of several books, human rights and LGBTQ rights activist) time spent growing up internment camps along with 120,000 other Japanese Americans during World War II. This graphic novel should be a must read for everyone to understand how legalized racism tore families apart, caused their homes to be taken from them, their possessions stripped, and lives uprooted just for having Japanese heritage after the bombing of Pearl Harbour. A timely reminder of how fast people can become the enemy just because they look different.

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