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Sugar Falls

A Residential School Story

by David A. Robertson, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk, foreword by Murray Sinclair, afterword by Betty Ross
edition: eBook
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, prejudice & racism, historical, own voices, canada

Inspired by true events, this story of strength, family, and culture shares the awe-inspiring resilience of Elder Betty Ross.

Abandoned as a young child, Betsy is adopted into a loving family. A few short years later, at the age of 8, everything changes. Betsy is taken away to a residential school. There she is forced to endure abuse and indignity, …


Northwest Resistance

by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 14
  • Grade: 7 to 8
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, coming of age, canada, own voices

Echo Desjardins just can't stop slipping back and forth in time.

In Northwest Resistance, Echo travels to 1885, a period of turmoil. The bison are gone, settlers from the East are arriving daily, and the Métis and First Nations of the Northwest face hunger and uncertainty as their traditional way of life is threatened. The Canadian government has i …


In Our Own Teen Voice 4

An Anthology of Creative Fiction by Vancouver Island Teens grades 8 to 12

edited by Lori Shwydky
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: coming of age, own voices, general (see also headings under family)

In Our Own Teen Voice 4 is an anthology of creative fiction and poetry by teens in Vancouver Island, BC, in grades 8-12. With themes ranging from self-identity, family, friends and relationships, belonging, sports, gaming, stress, depression, disability, and loss, to coming-of-age, sexual orientation, love, war, passion, courage, and hope, In Our O …

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