Florence, Melanie,

Stolen words / written by Melanie Florence ; illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard. - 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 23 cm

"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."--Publisher's description.

9781772600377 1772600377 9781772600551 1772600555

Orca Book Pub, Po Box 468, Custer, WA, USA, 98240, (250)3801229 SAN 115-7485


Grandfathers--Juvenile fiction.
Granddaughters--Juvenile fiction.
Indigenous children--Canada--Juvenile fiction.
Cree language--Juvenile fiction.
Cree Indians--Juvenile fiction.
Off-reservation boarding schools--Canada--Juvenile fiction.
Indians of North America--Cultural assimilation--Juvenile fiction.
Indians of North America--Ethnic identity--Juvenile fiction.
Indians, Treatment of--North America--Juvenile fiction.
Grandparent and child--Fiction.
Indigenous children--Canada--Fiction.
Cree Indians--Fiction.
Cree language--Fiction.
Off-reservation boarding schools--Canada--Fiction.
Indians of North America--Cultural assimilation--Fiction.
Indians of North America--Ethnic identity--Fiction.
Indians, Treatment of--North America--Fiction.
Native children--Canada--Juvenile fiction.
Native peoples--Cultural assimilation--Canada--Juvenile fiction.
Native peoples--Ethnic identity--Canada--Juvenile fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION--Family--Multigenerational.
JUVENILE FICTION--People & Places--Native American.--United States
JUVENILE FICTION--Social Themes--Prejudice & Racism.
Cree Indians.
Cree language.
Indians of North America--Cultural assimilation.
Indians of North America--Ethnic identity.
Indians, Treatment of.
Indigenous children.
Off-reservation boarding schools.
Grandfathers--Juvenile fiction.
Grandparent-grandchild relationship--Juvenile fiction.
Racism--Juvenile fiction.
First Nations--Juvenile fiction.
Grandparent-grandchild relationship--Fiction.
First Nations--Fiction.

Canada--Juvenile fiction.
North America.

Picture books for children.
Picture books.
Juvenile works.
Picture books for children.

PZ7.1 F595 / Sto 2017

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