Wenjack by acclaimed author Joseph Boyden joins Gord Downie's Secret Path acknowledging the truth behind the tragic loss of a residential child in 1966. Chanie Wenjack's story is presented as a 112-page fictionalized novella told through the eyes of Chanie and the animals who watch his struggle to reach home by following the railroad tracks. The brief chapters are presented by simple sketches by artist Kent Monkman. These spiritual creatures are sucker fish, crow, hummingbird, owl, mouse skull, pike, spider, wood tick, beaver, snow goose, rabbit, and lynx. Each spirit comments on Chanie's journey until he too passes into the spirit world. Some readers may find the shift between narrators confusing but most secondary readers will grasp the author's voices. This small book would have benefited from a glossary of the Ojibwe language terms used throughout but this brings focus to the boy's loss of language despite his efforts during the time spent at the residential school. This title may encourage students, educators and the general public to begin the process of reconciliation. Recommended for secondary level readers as well as college and university.