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These are my words : the residential school diary of Violet Pesheens / by Ruby Slipperjack.

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Location: Fennell PAPERBACKS PAB SLI
Barcode: 30731101169377
Status: Available

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781443133180
  • ISBN: 1443133183
  • Physical Description: 186 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Scholastic Canada Ltd., [2016]

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General Note:
"Northern Ontario, 1966"--Page following title page.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Subject: Indigenous children > Canada > Juvenile fiction.
Residential schools > Canada > Juvenile fiction.
Indigenous peoples > Canada > Juvenile fiction.
Native girls > Canada > Juvenile fiction
Native peoples > Canada > Residential schools > Juvenile fiction
Genre: Diary fiction
Historical fiction
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