Red Paint: The Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk by Sash LaPointe
This book is part of our Spring Reading Challenge. Read more here.
LaPointe’s memoir hits every high mark of storytelling and truth-telling for me. It is beautifully written, elegantly structured, and immediately likable, with a straightforwardness that belies its lyricism. Red Paint traces the path of one young woman back to herself, strengthened by her love of the Pacific Northwest, its punk scene, the healing women in her Coast Salish ancestry, and the call to write her way home. It is a good read, an important work, and an exquisite piece of art – a rare combination I cannot recommend highly enough. —Melinda