Looks Like Daylight

SKU: 9781554981212

Deborah Ellis
Grade Levels:
Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven
Algonquin, Blackfoot, Cherokee, Choctaw, Coast Salish, Cree, Haida, Inuit, Iroquois, Metis, Mohawk, Navajo, Nez Perce, Nuuchahnulth, Ojibwe, Pueblo, Seminole, Wampanoag
Book Type:
Groundwood Books Ltd.
Copyright Date:

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Looks Like Daylight: Voices of Indigenous Kids is the 2018 paper edition release from award-winning author Deborah Ellis. Much more than interviews with 45 First Nations, Inuit, Métis, and Native American youth between the ages of 9 to 18, Looks Like Daylight offers readers a first-hand account of their cultural beliefs, values, and aspirations for the future. Despite issues of poverty, the legacy of residential and boarding school, and drug and alcohol abuse, these voices combine to create a compelling collection of Indigenous youth voices. The moving foreword is by former ALA President Loriene Roy, university professor and director of a national reading club for American Indian students. Each voice has a brief introductory history of the community, nation, and issues followed by the interview. The interviews are a cross-section of Indigenous youth representing Blackfoot, Choctaw, Cree, Haida, Inuit, Lakota, Métis, Nez Perce, Ojibwe, Mi'kmaq, Navajo, Pueblo, Seminole, mixed heritage and many others living in urban or reserve communities in the United States  and Canada. Pearl from Kashechewan First Nation explains how her family was moved from Northern Ontario to Stratford during the winter of 2012 crisis in her community. Each voice offers a clear and forthright message that will move readers with their strength and determination for a positive future for Indigenous people. Highly recommended. Winner of the Social Justice Literature Award 2014. Short-listed for the Red Maple Award for Non-Fiction 2015.

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