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Stolen words / written by Melanie Florence ; illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard.

By: Florence, Melanie [author.].
Contributor(s): Grimard, Gabrielle, 1975- [illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextDescription: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781772600377; 1772600377; 9781772600551; 1772600555.Subject(s): 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 -- United States -- Native American | JUVENILE FICTION -- Social Themes -- Prejudice & Racism | Cree Indians | Cree language | Granddaughters | Grandfathers | 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 | Grandfathers -- Fiction | Grandparent-grandchild relationship -- Fiction | Racism -- Fiction | First Nations -- Fiction | Canada -- Juvenile fiction | Canada | North AmericaGenre/Form: Picture books for children. | Picture books. | Fiction. | Juvenile works. | Picture books for children.DDC classification: jC813/.6 | [E] LOC classification: PZ7.1 F595 | Sto 2017Other classification: JUV030090 | JUV039120 | JUV013030 Summary: "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.
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CML Easy Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
CML Easy Fiction Area
F632st (Browse shelf) Available 0000002247047

"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.

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Melanie Florence has been recognized for her ability to write about Indigenous history and culture with sensitivity and compassion. Stolen Words has particular importance for Melanie because it was inspired by her own grandfather, who kept his Cree identity and his experience at a residential school a secret from her and his family. As a result, Melanie did not get the chance to have the healing exchange of language and culture with him that is shared by the characters in her story.

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