Toronto at Dreamer's Rock

Fifth House PublishersSKU: 9781897252703

Author:
Drew Hayden Taylor
Grade Levels:
Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, College, University
Nation:
Ojibwe, Woodland
Book Type:
Paperback
Pages:
139
Publisher:
Fifth House Publishers
Copyright Data:
2011

Price:
Sale price$12.95

Description

Toronto at Dreamer's Rock and Education is Our Right: Two One-Act Plays was the first book by critically acclaimed Ojibway playwright, Drew Hayden Taylor. In these two plays, Taylor explores the dilemmas facing Aboriginal youth today. In Toronto at Dreamer's Rock, a teenage youth is torn between the traditions of his people and the lure of urban life. During a vision quest, Rusty meets two people from his Nation - one from 400 years in the past and one from the future. This magical encounter makes him aware of how little he has considered what it means to be "Native." Education Is Our Right borrows heavily on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, but with a twist. The Spirits of Education Past, Present and Future confront the Minister of Indian Affairs in order to show him the reality of First Nations education. Both plays have toured extensively to schools and these two plays will appeal to young adult readers. Taylor masterfully combines humour, passion, spirituality and realism to create powerful messages of hope for the future of First Nations people.

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