Jonny Appleseed, Joshua Whitehead's debut novel, is the first book by an Indigenous author to win Canada Reads. The novel centres on the life of a two-spirit Indigiqueer young man who leaves the reserve and becomes a cybersex worker in the big city to make ends meet. But he must reckon with his past when he returns home to attend his stepfather's funeral. Actor and filmmaker Devery Jacobs championed the book in Canada Reads 2021.
Please note that the novel Jonny Appleseed contains sexual content, as well as some coarse language. The book excerpt found on Curio.ca does not contain any explicit material.