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Author Slipperjack, Ruby, 1952- author.
Title These are my words : the residential school diary of Violet Pesheens / by Ruby Slipperjack.
Pub Info Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Scholastic Canada Ltd., [2016]
book jacket
 Hyannis Children's Room  J FICTION Dear     AVAILABLE
Descript 186 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Dear Canada
Dear Canada.
Note Accelerated Reader MG 5.1 5 5 188058
"Northern Ontario, 1966"--Page following title page.
Summary "Twelve-year-old Violet Pesheens is taken away to Residential School in 1966. The diary recounts her experiences of travelling there, the first day, and first months, focusing on the everyday life she experiences--the school routine, battles with Cree girls, being quarantined over Christmas, getting home at Easter and reuniting with her family. When the time comes to gather at the train station for the trip back to the residential school, her mother looks her in the eye and asks, "Do you want to go back, or come with us to the trapline?" Violet knows the choice she must make."-- Provided by publisher.
Note Issued also in electronic format.
Subject Indigenous children -- Canada -- Juvenile fiction.
Indian children -- Canada -- Juvenile fiction.
Off-reservation boarding schools -- Canada -- Juvenile fiction.
Indians of North America -- Canada -- Juvenile fiction.
First Nations -- Juvenile fiction.
First Nations -- Residential schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Anishinabe -- Youth -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre Diary fiction.
Historical fiction.
Related To Slipperjack, Ruby, 1952- These are my words.: Toronto : Scholastic Canada Ltd., 2016 (CaOONL)20169004058
ISBN 9781443133180 (hardback)
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