I Lost My Talk- FNCR20

Nimbus PublishingSKU: 9781774710050

Author:
Joe, Rita
Grade Levels:
Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight
Nation:
Mi'kmaq
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
32
Publisher:
Nimbus Publishing
Copyright Data:
2021

Price:
Sale price$13.95

Description

I Lost My Talk is one of Rita Joe's most influential poems and tells this Mi'kmaw Elder's story of losing her Mi’kmaw language while at residential school in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. The vivid and colour illustrations are by Mi'kmaw artist Pauline Young and compliment the poem beautifully. This poem is directed at those who took Rita Joe’s talk away when she was a little girl replacing her language with their own and in asking to find her talk again this acclaimed poem is created. A short history of residential schools and a brief note about Rita Joe is included. A response to this poem has been published simultaneously as I'm Finding My Talk by Rebecca Thomas. Highly recommended.

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