Speaking Our Truth-FNCR18

SKU: 9781459815834

Monique Gray Smith
Grade Levels:
Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
Orca Book Publishers
Copyright Data:

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Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation written by Monique Gray Smith for Orca Book Publishing invites young adult readers on a journey of discovery regarding truth and reconciliation about residential schools.  Organized into four broad categories such as a welcome to the issues; honesty - where we have come from; love - where do we stand today; kindness and reciprocity -  where do we go from here, this book guides students toward understanding by  employing critical thinking and taking action.  The book presents an effective background to the history of residential schools and government policies regarding First Nations. Through the use of a second-person text, the author directs her account using images with helpful captions, glossary of terms, and reflection questions to encourage critical thinking. Despite the impact of truthful stories and hard-hitting facts the next chapters offer practical classroom activities as well as individual suggestions for taking action. The book offers a glossary of terms, information about terminology, list of residential schools by province, online and print resources and an in-depth index.  Highly recommended. Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation has been selected in the Young Adult/Adult Category Longlist for First Nation Communities READ 2018.

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