Stolen Words

Stolen Words

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"This picture book explores the intergenerational impact of Canada's residential school system that separated Indigenous children from their families. The story recognizes the pain of those whose culture and language were taken from them, how that pain is passed down and shared through generations, and how healing can also be shared. Stolen Words captures the beautiful, healing relationship between a little girl and her grandfather. When she asks him how to say something in his language - Cree - her grandpa admits that his words were stolen from him when he was a boy. The little girl then sets out to help her grandfather regain his language."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto : Second Story Press, 2017.
ISBN: 9781772600377
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Grimard, Gabrielle 1975-


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Cree/Scottish - Grades 1-3

Cree/Scottish - Grades 1-3

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May 25, 2018

It's beautifully illustrated, and the story makes you want to learn more about the history of Canadian Indians.

DPLjosie Jan 18, 2018

This look at the impact of Canada's residential school system is a wee bit scary at the beginning, but so warm and fuzzy by the end. I love the author's use of a book and the library to show they powerful, emotional impact books and knowledge can have in this situation. Also, the role of a granddaughter in helping heal her grandfather's wounds shows the great strength and resiliency of this Cree family.

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