These Are My Words
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 30 August 2016
  • ISBN : 1443133183
  • Page : 192 pages
  • Rating : /5 from voters
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Download or read online book entitled These Are My Words, was written by Ruby Slipperjack and published by Unknown in pdf, epub and kindle format. This book was released on 30 August 2016 with total pages 192. Acclaimed author Ruby Slipperjack delivers a haunting novel about a 12-year-old girl's experience at a residential school in 1966. Violet Pesheens is struggling to adjust to her new life at residential school. She misses her Grandma; she has run-ins with Cree girls; at her "white" school, everyone just stares; and everything she brought has been taken from her, including her name-she is now just a number. But worst of all, she has a fear. A fear of forgetting the things she treasures most: her Anishnabe language; the names of those she knew before; and her traditional customs. A fear of forgetting who she was. Her notebook is the one place she can record all of her worries, and heartbreaks, and memories. And maybe, just maybe there will be hope at the end of the tunnel. Drawing from her own experiences at residential school, Ruby Slipperjack creates a brave, yet heartbreaking heroine in Violet, and lets young readers glimpse into an all-too important chapter in our nation's history.


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