Author/Publisher/Website: Robertson, D.; Flett, J.
Evaluation/Record Entry Date: Oct/2017
Primary Identifier: 9781553796732
Recommended Grades and Subjects/Courses:
K-4 (View recommended grades/subjects/courses)
When We Were Alone
In this sensitively written Canadian picture book, a young First Nations girl spends time with her grandmother and learns about her experiences as a child growing up in a residential school. The book introduces primary students to a difficult time in Canadian history in a gentle and simple way that highlights the resilience and empowerment of the First Nations' children and the return of personal strength and family connections. Useful to start a discussion, and encourage writing, about residential schools and their impact on the culture and identity of Canada’s First Nations people. +Read More...