'Probably Ruby' explores forced Indigenous adoption; LA helps kids save for college

'Probably Ruby' explores forced Indigenous adoption; LA helps kids save for college

By NPR

Here & Now Anytime

Monday, 25 April

In the new novel "Probably Ruby," a young Canadian woman gets pregnant in the 1970s but is forced to give up the child for adoption, partly because the father is a young Indigenous man. Author Lisa Bird-Wilson talks about the book and Canada's centuries of anti-Indigenous policy. And, Los Angeles recently opened more than 40,000 bank accounts for every first-grader in the Los Angeles Unified School District and deposited $50 in each. Professor William Elliott joins us.
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