When We Were Alone
Highwater Press

When We Were Alone

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Written by David A Robertson and illustrated by Julie Flett

When a young girl helps tend to her grandmother's garden, she begins to notice things that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long, braided hair and beautifully colored clothing? Why does she speak another language and spend so much time with her family? As she asks her grandmother about these things, she is told about life in a residential school a long time ago, where all of these things were taken away. This book sensitively addresses the history of residential schools in the Native American community.

Hardcover

Target Ages: 4-8 years

Pages: 25

Published: 2016