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Title:Dear Canada: These Are My Words: The Residential School Diary of Violet Pesheens
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Scholastic Canada
ISBN:1443133183
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Number of Pages:200
Category:Historical fiction, Middle grade, Fiction, Canada, Historical

Dear Canada: These Are My Words: The Residential School Diary of Violet Pesheens by Ruby Slipperjack

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Dear Canada: These Are My Words: The Residential School Diary of Violet Pesheens Violet Pesheen 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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Contents br An Okanagan Indian becomes a captive circus showpiece in England Harry Robinson br Coal oil crayons and schoolbooks Ruby Slipperjack br Run Barry Milliken br Weaver spider s web Peter Blue Cloud Aroniawenrate br Compatriots Emma Lee Warrior br The seventh wave Jordan Wheeler br The Rez sisters an excerpt from Act I Tomson Highway br An afternoon in bright sunlgiht S Bruised Head br The one about Coyote going west Thomas King br Turtle gal Beth Brant br Hookto the evil entity Bruce King br This is a story Jeanette C Armstrong br Rain Maurice Kenny br Welcome to the real world Joan Crate br The last raven Richard G Green br Cement woman J B Joe br King of the raft Daniel David Moses br Song one the riverside Jovette Marchessault br Summer holidays in Spanish Basil H Johnston, p A young Ojibway girl struggling over the fact that her father has died spends a summer in the bush with her grandmother and finds her own identity and voice p p p p Things have been hard for her family since her father s accidental death in a logging accident and Ray has been unable to express her grief In school the green eyes she inherited from her father are unusual for a child from an Ojibway background in a northern Ontario town and get her noticed in ways she doesn t enjoy At home Ray believes that her mother grieving herself and busy with Ray s younger brother and sister no longer needs her Ray becomes so withdrawn that at times she hardly speaks p p p p At the end of this beautiful and empowering story which begins in the withdrawn green eyed girl has found her voice and is not afraid to use it p, Set in northwestern Ontario in the s i Silent Words i tells the story of a young Native boy and his journey of self discovery Danny s life is a daily struggle for survival He runs away from his violent and abusive home and on his own finds his way through a series of Native communities along the CN mainline Various people take the boy in for a time including a family with other children an elderly couple a boy and his father a young bachelor and a wise old man Through his travels and encounters Danny learns about himself and the world he lives in br br i Silent Words i offers an intimate view of Native Communities and their values being non judgemental open and accepting sharing with others and respecting elders Danny starts his journey without an understanding of his Native background thus allowing readers to experience and learn with him as he undertakes his quest for self knowledge br br The language in this novel is simple and accessible and yet richly evocative of the flavour of northern Native life Ruby Slipperjack writes with great sensitivity about the people and places she knows and it is her unique storytelling ability that provides the power and insight in this novel br br She says I have been to all the places I write about I know the smell feel and texture of the earth I walk on I belong to it br br In this book she shows a remarkable ability to convey with English words the subtle forms of non verbal communication the implied meanings the silent words that are an integral part of Native expression, Violet Pesheen 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 br br 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 br br 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