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Books About the Residential School System

Created by 49th Teachers
  • Age: 4 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: Social Justice, Diversity & Inclusion, Indigenous
Listen and learn about the history and ongoing impact of Residential Schools with this selection of books suitable for K–12.

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Good for Nothing

by Michel Noel
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: general (see also headings under family), canada

Winner of the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction

The year is 1959, and fifteen-year-old Nipishish returns to his reserve in northern Quebec after being kicked out of residential school, where the principal tells him he's a good-for-nothing who, like all Indians, can look forward to a life of drunkenness, prison and despair.

The reserve, how …